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pinken

[ping-kuh n]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to grow or turn pink.
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Origin of pinken

First recorded in 1885–90; pink1 + -en1
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Related Words

tint, illuminate, wash, enliven, embellish, paint, darken, infuse, dye, stain, burn, suffuse, glow, shine, glisten, twinkle, gleam, flare, flush, brighten

Examples from the Web for pinken

Historical Examples

  • It did finally, and with it, when the approaching sun began to pinken the eastern sky, sleep for my tormented sister.

    The Fifth Wheel

    Olive Higgins Prouty

  • This is where the fisherfolk live who go out in their stubby boats, called "pinken," to fish in the North Sea.