a shade of (something)

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a shade of (something)

A particular hue of a given color. I think we should paint this room a light shade of green.
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a shade —

a little —. informal
1984 Armistead Maupin Babycakes Shall we go a shade lighter…Pink it up a bit?
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The shade of the trees fell heavily upon the water, and seemed to bury itself therein, impregnating the depths of the element with darkness.
As the evening drew to a close, I strolled beneath the gloomy shade of the bananas up the course of the stream.
The Tahitians, with their naked, tattooed bodies, their heads ornamented with flowers, and seen in the dark shade of these groves, would have formed a fine picture of man inhabiting some primeval land.
It was a pleasant walk, sometimes along the sea-beach and sometimes under the shade of the many beautiful trees.
Why--he was standing over the whey-tub to let off the whey, and the shade of his face came upon the wall behind, close to Izz, who was standing there filling a vat.
It was hot; and after walking some time over the gardens in a scattered, dispersed way, scarcely any three together, they insensibly followed one another to the delicious shade of a broad short avenue of limes, which stretching beyond the garden at an equal distance from the river, seemed the finish of the pleasure grounds.
Under the shade of a wild rose sat the Queen and her little Maids of Honor, beside the silvery mushroom where the feast was spread.
The groups were asked to match shade of three artificial maxillary right central incisors by Visual method, using Vita pan shade guide and Vita tooth Guide 3D Master (Vita Zan Fabrik).
Aim: to evaluate clinically the agreement in shade selection using a traditional Vitapan Classical and the new 3D Master shade guide Materials and methods: Thirty prosthodontists participated in the study by evaluating clinically the shade of an upper right central maxillary using a visual shade selection guides (Vitapan Classical and 3D Master shade) and compared to an instrumental shade selection system (Easy shade, Vita).
Objective: To investigate the relationships of some patients' factors with the shade of their teeth in Turkish people.
1 : space sheltered from light or heat and especially from the sun <I needed to sit in the shade of a tree.
To garden successfully in the shade of trees you can do no better than to spend time in our local woodlot.
Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) can grow up to 35 feet tall in the shade of oaks and pines.
Traditionally, coffee was grown the way Llach does it, in the shade of tropical trees.
Such a bonus, called a nurse effect, had shown up in saguaro cactus seedlings, for example, that sprout in the shade of palo verde trees.