[ ping-kuh n ]
/ ˈpɪŋ kən /

verb (used without object)

to grow or turn pink.



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Origin of pinken

First recorded in 1885–90; pink1 + -en1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for pinken

  • 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