gospel-tinged tune

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As Jackie Wilson shouted that happy, gospel-tinged tune, they danced like Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, and Jennifer Beals all rolled up into one.
source: If It bleeds by Stephen King

does -tinged in ‘gospel-tinged tune’ refer to the tinging/ringing sound or to a tint of gospel characteristic?

Thank you.
  • kentix

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    English - U.S.
    It has some of the aspects of the sound or style of a gospel song.

    or to a tint hint of gospel characteristic (a small amount)
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