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A nuance (/njuɒns/) or shade of meaning, is a subtle difference in meaning between one word and another. Because of its wide-spread origins, English is especially rich in synonyms and resulting nuances.

Origin

According to William Safire,[1] Horace Walpole was the first to use the word in Enlgihs in print in 1781: “The more expert one were at nuances, the more poetic one should be.” Etymologically it's of French origin.

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