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

Definition of pinkish

: somewhat pink especially : tending to be pink in politics

Other Words from pinkish

pinkishness noun

Examples of pinkish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With white nails, this will look like a pinkish hue starting from the base of the nail. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Sep. 2021 The pinkish-red jumpsuits worn by the show’s menacing guards are even less intricate. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 5 Oct. 2021 Perennials with fall foliage changes include switch grass and little bluestem, which can blush plum-purple, burgundy, or golden; the bluestem can get almost pinkish-lavender on its way to finishing warm mocha. Miri Talabac,, 30 Sep. 2021 And two similar shades, a pinkish umber and warm copper, are both in stock at Amazon. Jessica Leigh Mattern,, 10 Sep. 2021 The destruction created a blizzard of pinkish-gray dust that seemed to coat everything; beneath the piles of rubble, jet fuel ignited fires that burned and smoked across a 16-acre area until Dec. 19. Patrick Hruby, Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2021 But as Antonoff casts pinkish guitar ripples in the background, a lighthearted driving jam becomes powerful cry bait. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 19 Aug. 2021 Ruhs sketched it out, a double-height space reminiscent of a Roman bathhouse, with a mosaic on the floor of the shallow pool—a rose, a nod to the city’s nickname, drawn from the pinkish-red hue of so many of its buildings. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 31 July 2021 The particles can be mixed into a solution, creating a pinkish liquid. Keith Gillogly, Wired, 2 July 2021

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First Known Use of pinkish

1785, in the meaning defined above

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15 Nov 2021

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“Pinkish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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

Kids Definition of pinkish

: somewhat pink


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