(=small amount, trace)
[+flavour, colour] touche f
→ There was a hint of garlic in the sauce.
→ Choose a shade with a hint of pink.
→ White paint, or white with a hint of colour, will give a fresh feel.
[+sarcasm, irony] touche f , trace f
I glanced at her and saw no hint of irony on her face. Je la regardai mais ne décelai aucune trace d'ironie sur son visage.
a hint of a smile un soupçon de sourire
→ "That's what I was thinking," Hansen said, with a hint of a smile