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ink·y

 (ĭng′kē)
adj. ink·i·er, ink·i·est
1. Having the color of India ink; black or very dark: the inky night sky.
2. Colored or stained with ink: inky fingertips.

ink′i·ness n.

inky

(ˈɪŋkɪ)
adj, inkier or inkiest
1. resembling ink, esp in colour; dark or black
2. of, containing, or stained with ink: inky fingers.
ˈinkiness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inky - of the color of black ink
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"

inky

adjective
1. black, dark, jet, murky, raven, ebony, sable, dusky, pitch-black, stygian, coal-black the inky black of night see shades from black to white
2. ink-stained, stained, ink-covered inky fingers and occasional blots

inky

adjective
Of the darkest achromatic visual value:
Translations
أسْوَد كالحِبْرمُلَطَّخ بالحِبْر
inkoustovýpotřísněný inkoustem
bælgmørkttilsværtet
tintafeketetintás
blek-blekugur
atramentovýzamazaný od atramentu
kapkaramürekkepli

inky

[ˈɪŋkɪ] ADJ (lit) [page, fingers] → manchado de tinta (fig) [darkness] → profundo

inky

[ˈɪŋki] adjtaché(e) d'encre

inky

adj (+er)
(lit)tintenbeschmiert, voller Tinte; inky fingersTintenfinger pl; inky newspapervon Druckerschwärze strotzende Zeitung; inky smellGeruch mvon Druckerschwärze
(fig) darkness, nighttintenschwarz; blue, blacktintig

inky

[ˈɪŋkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → macchiato/a or sporco/a d'inchiostro (fig) (darkness) → nero/a come l'inchiostro

ink

(iŋk) noun
a black or coloured liquid used in writing, printing etc. Please sign your name in ink rather than pencil; I spilt red ink all over my dress.
ˈinky adjective
1. covered with ink. inky fingers; Don't touch that wall – your hands are inky.
2. like ink; black or very dark. inky blackness.
ˈinkpot, ˈinkwell nouns
a small pot for ink.
References in classic literature ?
He laughed a low laugh of pleasure and relief, and then reaching out through the inky blackness he sought my shoulder and pulled my ear close to his mouth.
The inky ragged wrack, flying before a nor'-west wind, makes you dizzy with its headlong speed that depicts the rush of the invisible air.
He reached the brink of the well, stepped outward into space, lunged forward, and shot downward into the inky depths below.
These canisters smashed on striking the ground--they did not explode--and incontinently disengaged an enormous volume of heavy, inky vapour, coiling and pour- ing upward in a huge and ebony cumulus cloud, a gaseous hill that sank and spread itself slowly over the surrounding country.
It was the most horrible experience of all my life and that my mind did not give way to the terrors of that inky blackness has been a wonder to me ever since.
North-eastward it was inky black, and out of the blackness shone brightly and steadily the pale white stars.
Tenderly she bore him back through the inky jungle to where the tribe lay, and for many days and nights she sat guard beside him, bringing him food and water, and brushing the flies and other insects from his cruel wounds.
And then from the inky blackness at my right I saw two flaming eyes glaring into mine.
As if to add to her troubles the night was now creeping on, and the gray clouds overhead changed to inky blackness.
I cannot call to mind, now, how I came to hear about Yorkshire schools when I was a not very robust child, sitting in bye-places near Rochester Castle, with a head full of PARTRIDGE, STRAP, TOM PIPES, and SANCHO PANZA; but I know that my first impressions of them were picked up at that time, and that they were somehow or other connected with a suppurated abscess that some boy had come home with, in consequence of his Yorkshire guide, philosopher, and friend, having ripped it open with an inky pen-knife.
Slowly and in the midst of this most solemn silence the minutes sped away, and while they sped the full moon passed deeper and deeper into the shadow of the earth, as the inky segment of its circle slid in awful majesty across the lunar craters.
And I remembered the two arms that had emerged from the inky waters.