india ink

noun, often capitalized 1st I

Definition of india ink

1 : a solid black pigment (such as specially prepared lampblack) used in drawing and lettering
2 : a fluid ink consisting usually of a fine suspension of india ink in a liquid

Examples of india ink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The encounters were formalized in parchment contracts complete with looping script written in india ink. Kent Russell, Harper’s Magazine , 25 May 2022

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First Known Use of india ink

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“India ink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/india%20ink. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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