noun: nuance; 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”
verb: nuance; 3rd person present: nuances; past tense: nuanced; past participle: nuanced; gerund or present participle: nuancing
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’.