inky

[ ing-kee ]
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adjective,ink·i·er, ink·i·est.
  1. black as ink: inky shadows.

  2. resembling ink: The solution was an inky liquid.

  1. stained with ink: inky fingers.

  2. of or relating to ink.

  3. consisting of or containing ink.

  4. written with ink.

Origin of inky

1
First recorded in 1575–85; ink + -y1

Other words from inky

  • ink·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for inky

inky

/ (ˈɪŋkɪ) /


adjectiveinkier or inkiest
  1. resembling ink, esp in colour; dark or black

  2. of, containing, or stained with ink: inky fingers

Derived forms of inky

  • inkiness, noun

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