(Noun) A slight infusion (of some element or quality); a tinge, a shade, a flavour, a trace; a smattering (of knowledge, etc.).

In Context

“His fledgling dancers were trained in a style all his own, a stunning synthesis of modern, jazz, and Afro-Caribbean influences with just a tincture of balletic élan.”

Martha Bremser, Editor, Fifty Contemporary Choreographers, 1999.