A new word today, which accompanies a recent poem on my Poetry Blog where it appears…
plural noun: nuances
1.a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.“he was familiar with the nuances of the local dialect”
3rd person present: nuances
1.give nuances to.“the effect of the music is nuanced by the social situation of listeners”
late 18th century: from French, ‘shade, subtlety’, from nuer ‘to shade’, based on Latin nubes ‘cloud’.