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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 ?
Not only did he guess it by the fact that the second finger of her right hand was no longer inky, but she spent her evenings downstairs now, was met no more among newspaper offices, and studied with a dogged patience, which assured him that she was bent on occupying her mind with something useful, if not pleasant.
There was the Bible, in its rich old Hebrew, with Moses and the Prophets speaking to him, and God's voice through all there on the table, with the inky pen beside it, was an unfinished sermon, with a sentence broken in the midst, where his thoughts had ceased to gush out upon the page two days before.
Then he came into the business part of the city, where the streets were sewers of inky blackness, with horses sleeping and plunging, and women and children flying across in panic-stricken droves.
He had been at his books when I had found myself staring at him, and I now saw that he was inky.
And I remembered the two arms that had emerged from the inky waters.
It was Bagheera the Black Panther, inky black all over, but with the panther markings showing up in certain lights like the pattern of watered silk.
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.
It was a shock to me to turn from the wonderful smoky beauty of a sunset over London, with its lurid lights and inky shadows and all the marvellous tints that come on foul clouds even as on foul water, and to realize all the grim sternness of my own cold stone building, with its wealth of breathing misery, and my own desolate heart to endure it all.
The tree-tops rose against the luminous blue sky in inky silhouette, and all below that outline melted into one formless blackness.
The bushes were inky black, the ground a sombre grey, the sky colourless and cheerless.
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.
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.