Indian ink

  1. (sometimes lowercase)British. India ink.

Words Nearby Indian ink Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Indian ink in a sentence

  • Liquid Indian ink is a solution for architects, surveyors, &c.

    Field's Chromatography | George Field
  • Rowlandson next completed the colouring of his own Indian-ink shaded impression in delicate tints harmoniously selected.

    Old Coloured Books | George Paston
  • For painting the moustaches and eyebrows, Indian-ink or burnt cork will answer.

    The Art of Amusing | Frank Bellew
  • The water was glassy and motionless, reflecting tint by tint of the Indian-ink sky above.

    Mary Barton | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • “Then we must be content with Indian-ink,” replied the pacha, lifting the pitcher to his mouth, and emptying it.

    The Pacha of Many Tales | Frederick Marryat

British Dictionary definitions for Indian ink

Indian ink

  1. a black pigment made from a mixture of lampblack and a binding agent such as gelatine or glue: usually formed into solid cakes and sticks

  2. a black liquid ink made from this pigment

  • Also called: China ink, Chinese ink

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