American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation.
- n. Expression or appreciation of subtle shades of meaning, feeling, or tone: a rich artistic performance, full of nuance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any one of the different gradations by which a color passes from its lightest to its darkest shade; a shade of difference or variation in a color.
- n. A delicate degree of difference in anything, as perceived by any of the senses or by the intellect: as, nuances of sound or of expression.
- n. In music:
- n. A shading or coloring of a phrase or passage by variations either of tempo or of force. Such effects are often indicated by various arbitrary marks or by Italian or other terms, called
marks of expression, but the more delicate are left to the taste and skill of the performer. The treatment of subtle nuances is the test of executive and artistic power.
- n. A florid vocal passage; fioritura.
- To shade and give delicate tones of expression to, as a piece of music or a picture.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A shade of difference; a delicate gradation.
- n. A small difference in meaning, significance, or expression.
- n. a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
- From French nuance meaning "nuance", "shade" or "hue". (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, from nuer, to shade, cloud, from nue, cloud, from Vulgar Latin *nūba, from Latin nūbēs. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Bush has shown himself to be aware of the meaning of the word nuance and applies it to diplomatic jargon.”
“George W. Bush mocked Kerry for finding a "new nuance" each day on Iraq -- drawing out the word "nuance" to emphasize Kerry's French cultural elitism.”
“Of course, that kind of nuance is lost on the holy-rolling knuckledraggers of the radical right.”
“So whilst there are differences in nuance, I think overall China doesn't have a great preference one way or the other.”
“Would there be a difference in nuance and focus if such a book was written by a male veteran who'd actually fought in a war?”
“Additionally, his very speaking style, with a tendency to dwell on complexity and nuance, is one that authoritarians would find particularly unappealing, in sharp contrast to the more simple, straightforward style of his predecessor.”
“Thune's attempt at nuance is just slightly out of step with the media zeitgeist, where we've seen a bit of a sub-rosa attempt of late to rehabilitate the TARP.”
“Otherwise, the selective invocation of nuance is just a bait and switch for statist propaganda.”
“There are differences in nuance and in policy stances, but both are committed to deception.”
“As a liberal, someone who is genetically steeped in nuance, do you believe the headline is an accurate reflection of the circumstances?”
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