[ ing-kee ]
/ ˈɪŋ ki /

adjective, ink·i·er, ink·i·est.

black as ink: inky shadows.
resembling ink: The solution was an inky liquid.
stained with ink: inky fingers.
of or relating to ink.
consisting of or containing ink.
written with ink.

Origin of inky

First recorded in 1575–85; ink + -y1

Related forms

ink·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for inky


/ (ˈɪŋkɪ) /

adjective inkier or inkiest

resembling ink, esp in colour; dark or black
of, containing, or stained with inkinky fingers

Derived Forms

inkiness, noun
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