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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The interior can retain a pinkish color because the cooking temperature stays below that required for Maillard reactions to occur rapidly. Les Copeland, Discover Magazine, 3 June 2016 Its pinkish red hue with flashes of fuchsia is considered among the most coveted colors of the stone. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 14 Feb. 2023 Other hyper-salinated spots around the world have a pinkish hue too, like the pink Lake Tyrrell in Australia, the salt ponds in San Francisco Bay, and the Santa Pola saltern in Spain (though this one is more red and brown than pink). Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 June 2022 The dwarf planet also has a pinkish hue likely caused by the object being rich in ice. Chelsea Gohd, Discover Magazine, 17 Dec. 2018 Tropea's red onions are bright pinkish-red -- both the outer skin and the inside color-streaked layers. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 8 Oct. 2022 The green goddess butter belongs firmly in the green category, but roasted radishes add a sweet pop of pretty pinkish-red to the plate. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022 There's the Total Bettys Tinted Lip Oil Set ($24), which features three sheer shades topped off with yellow plaid caps and named, of course, for our three heroines: Cher (a pinkish red), Dionne (a subtle mauve), and Tai (a warm nude). Marci Robin, Allure, 11 May 2021 Image Ground sumac, which is more widely available than ever, lends its pinkish tone and lemony tang to this roasted chicken. New York Times, 12 Mar. 2021 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Pinkish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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