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pinken

[ ping-kuhn ]
/ ˈpɪŋ kən /
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verb (used without object)
to grow or turn pink.
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Origin of pinken

First recorded in 1885–90; pink1 + -en1
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How to use pinken in a sentence

  • 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.

    Our Little Dutch Cousin|Blanche McManus
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