[ ping-kish ]

  1. somewhat pink: The sky at sunset has a pinkish glow.

Origin of pinkish

First recorded in 1775–85; pink1 + -ish1

Words Nearby pinkish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use pinkish in a sentence

  • People with a single pinkish eye may have a physical irritation—an eyelash, a piece of grit—that causes tearing and inflammation.

  • For Mrs. Robin had an end of a pinkish-white worm in her bill, on which she was tugging as hard as she could.

    The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
  • To begin with, the bar was of pinkish sandstone, smoothed and covered by a coating of plastic.

    Fee of the Frontier | Horace Brown Fyfe
  • For a few moments - 167 -the sun bathes the great garden in a pinkish glow, then drops slowly, a blood-red disk, behind the trees.

    The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
  • He saw a nose and a little, knobby chin and a bit of pinkish forehead with the pale yellow of hair above.

    Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
  • The kitten, with the greed of its kind, devoured the cream, covering its small nose and whiskers with a pinkish film.

    The Medici Boots | Pearl Norton Swet