Hint

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Definition

a hint: a clue, an indication, an allusion
noun
I have no idea, give me a hint. Can you give me a clue to help me guess the answer?

a hint of (mint): a touch of, a very small amount of (mint)
noun
A hint of lemon can add a lot of flavor to your dish. You only need to add a very small amount.

to hint (that): to insinuate, to suggest (that)
verb
'There's still something you could do to convince me to sign the contract', Bruno hinted. He was insinuating that if I gave him more money, he would sign the contract.

Pronunciation examples
UK: I have no idea. Give me a hint.
US: A hint of lemon can add a lot of flavor to your dish.
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Examples

  • "Your chief has gone through a terrible experience, and seems to be suffering from psychosis, phobia, neurosis, delirium, dementia, delusion, derangement, and a hint of madness."
  • "Helpful hints: informal guideline to Delavigne Corp's customer service policy"
  • "Bruno was acting funny, giving me subtle hints that he might be hiding something."
  • "Combining the rugged freedom of the Australian plains with the quiet sensibility of the man-about-town, Outback has a musky odor with just a hint of eucalyptus."

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