pen-and-ink

adjective

Definition of pen-and-ink 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: executed with pen and ink a pen-and-ink sketch

pen-and-ink

noun
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plural pen-and-inks

Definition of pen-and-ink (Entry 2 of 2)

: a pen-and-ink drawing

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Adjective

from the phrase pen and ink

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