pink·​ish | \ ˈpiŋ-kish How to pronounce pinkish (audio) \

Definition of pinkish

: somewhat pink especially : tending to be pink in politics

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Other Words from pinkish

pinkishness noun

Examples of pinkish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The labels recall the hazy, pinkish-red glaze that overwhelmed the skies for much of the season, even capturing the eerie, unforgettable dark orange sky of Sept. 9. Esther Mobley,, "This Berkeley winemaker lost most of his 2020 red wines to smoke taint. So he fermented some pears," 19 Nov. 2020 Tai wore a shirt tie-dyed blue, white and a sort of pinkish red. Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times, "In search of a little World Series luck, L.A. voters visit Dodger Stadium on election day," 3 Nov. 2020 Barack Obama appeared on a blue background, John McCain on a pinkish one. Elisabeth Zerofsky, The New Yorker, "In a Wisconsin Cookie Poll, Trump Wins by a Landslide," 2 Nov. 2020 On a bed of ice cubes, oysters puddle in their shells next to a sliding pinkish moraine of shrimp. David Roth, The New Republic, "How Don Jr. Became the Future of Trumpism," 27 Oct. 2020 The pigment of her eyes matches her lips, her nails, her skirt, and her shoes; all bright orange against her dark skin, painted in deep purple brushstrokes and swathed in a stunning sheer pinkish-red fabric. Grace Edquist, Vogue, "Ghanaian Artist Kwesi Botchway Revels in the Many Colors of Blackness in a New London Show," 27 Oct. 2020 Paramedics later found a baggie of pinkish powder inside the man’s mouth. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "Ohio Supreme Court upholds Cleveland heroin dealer’s conviction in Lakewood man’s fatal overdose," 20 Oct. 2020 Giving her son the bedroom, Jackson slept in the living room by a pinkish-orange salt lamp and an 8-by-10-inch photograph of her mother. Matthew Desmond, New York Times, "The Tenants Who Evicted Their Landlord," 13 Oct. 2020 The light from a Himalayan salt lamp cast his torso in a warm, pinkish hue. Nicole Krauss, The Atlantic, "To Be a Man," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of pinkish

1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pinkish was in 1785

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26 Nov 2020

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“Pinkish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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pink·​ish | \ ˈpiŋ-kish How to pronounce pinkish (audio) \

Kids Definition of pinkish

: somewhat pink

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