ink·​ing ˈiŋk-iŋ How to pronounce inking (audio)
plural inkings
: tattoo sense 1a
His arm inkings include a crown, a skeleton and Jesus.Charlotte Triggs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Two decades after her death, Princess Diana's enormous influence on the modern royal family is still evident, and Tina Brown's biography of the late Princess of Wales is a must-read for anyone with even an inking of curiosity about the House of Windsor. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 26 Apr. 2022 On Thursday's episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, the daytime talk show host shared that the inking was inspired by her daughters. Jen Juneau,, 10 May 2021 Following the Monza victory, Brown and Ricciardo visited a tattoo parlor in Texas so that Brown could commemorate the win with a permanent inking of the Monza circuit on his arm. Jenna Fryer, Chron, 24 Aug. 2022 The inking has Evie's first initial on one end and son Jack's on the other. Abigail Adams,, 11 Feb. 2022 But as all clubs spent more than 80% of revenue earned on inking, or servicing, contracts with players, even a small shock would mean the majority of league sides failing. Will Nicoll, Forbes, 22 Jan. 2022 The inking of the trio kept alive what has become quite a tradition of UCF recruiting and signing players from Seminole. Chris Hays,, 16 Dec. 2021 Eduardo Rodriguez and the Tigers made his signing official Tuesday, his inking of a five-year, $77 million deal putting a close to the lefthander’s time with the Red Sox. Globe Staff,, 16 Nov. 2021 Over a century removed from the inking of the majority of these treaties, the United States government is still failing to hold up its end of the bargain. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1994, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inking was in 1994

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“Inking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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