Definition of inky in English:

inky

adjectiveinkier, inkiest

  • 1As dark as ink.

    ‘the cold inky blackness of a Mexican cave’
    • ‘With a gasp from the motors and a jolt, the ship surged into the overwhelming blackness of space, inky dark except for the sprinkling of stars.’
    • ‘She wasn't just there on Halloween night - she was there every night… Especially on dark, inky black winter ones.’
    • ‘His eyes were a dark brown, almost inky brown, black in a sense.’
    • ‘Everything was dark, inky black except for the image floating before him.’
    • ‘Dark, inky black clouds swathed over the sun and blotted out the sky like a curtain of stormy nightfall.’
    • ‘When he looked into the huge chasm all he could see was the darkest black, the inky color of the unexplored depths of an ancient cave.’
    • ‘Ike turned off the TV with a clap of his hand and the room was pitched instantly into inky blackness.’
    • ‘It felt much like a cathedral, with smooth walls of dark stone that soared up into an inky blackness.’
    • ‘This inky dark Cabernet Sauvignon is that seductive siren.’
    • ‘A hundred feet out the ocean began to churn and boil with a dark inky color.’
    • ‘It is inky dark, with fireflies flashing in the trees and a gibbous moon hanging over Venus.’
    • ‘They pulled open the warped wooden door and stepped into the inky dark of the carousel.’
    • ‘There was a bed covered in rich dark green blankets, the window revealed an inky black night.’
    • ‘Suddenly she hands me her torch and wonders off into the thick inky blackness of night.’
    • ‘I looked up and around me was a infinity of space, stars glittered at me as the last of my home fell away leaving me drifting, drifting away slowly into inky blackness and glimmers of white.’
    • ‘The only redemption to the inky blackness was her lone lamp.’
    • ‘However, the sun was soon down below the horizon and the sky was covered with inky blackness, but her brothers were still nowhere to be seen.’
    • ‘The full moon was shining brightly through the inky blackness.’
    • ‘She looked down at her hands, seeing nothing but inky blackness.’
    • ‘She gripped the iron edges and suspended herself in the inky blackness, as she heard footsteps going through the corridors.’
    black, jet black, jet, pitch black, pitch dark, pitch, black as pitch, coal black, black as night, sable, ebony, dark
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  • 2Stained with ink.

    ‘bureaucrats with inky fingers’
    • ‘He had been trying to coordinate a week of anti-war campaigning on campus and had just wiped inky fingers across one of the pristine T-shirts.’
    • ‘My fingers are a bit inky after reading, mind - anyone else getting that?’
    • ‘He takes strand of her two-tone hair and twists it in his inky fingers.’
    • ‘I'll put my inky fingers up and admit that such a truncation popped into my mind straight away.’
    • ‘Sometimes too many keys rose at once and jammed together, so his fingers were all inky from pulling them apart.’

Pronunciation

inky

/ˈɪŋki/