pink·​ish ˈpiŋ-kish How to pronounce pinkish (audio)
: somewhat pink
especially : tending to be pink in politics
pinkishness noun

Examples of pinkish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mortality sets the stage for the most remarkable passage, where the Virgin Mary’s creamy pinkish hand carries her son’s drooping gray arm, held in a soft embrace. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2024 Sinocyclocheilus guiyang, or the Guiyang Golden-line Barbel, is about 5 inches long, a light pinkish color, and has a gold stripe running along the top of its body, according to the study. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 15 May 2024 Photographed here with a drone at sunrise, the lake bed gets its pinkish color from microalgae that produce pink compounds called carotenoids as a stress response in briny environments. Allison Parshall, Scientific American, 8 Feb. 2024 Image In the 19th century, the British artist and explorer Frederick Catherwood portrayed Uxmal, a gorgeous ancient city with pinkish stone structures, with only a few human figures gracing the landscape. Matthew Pillsbury Nicholas Casey, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for pinkish 

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Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pinkish was in 1785

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“Pinkish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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