inkstone

noun
ink·​stone | \ ˈiŋk-ˌstōn How to pronounce inkstone (audio) \

Definition of inkstone

: a stone used in Chinese art and calligraphy on which dry ink and water are mixed

Examples of inkstone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The inkstone left a particular impression on Merritt. Matt Stirn, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Mar. 2022 Similarly, in shodo, the master will grind the inkstone to produce the ink for the calligraphy to be written. Greg Story, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022

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First Known Use of inkstone

1732, in the meaning defined above

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“Inkstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inkstone. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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