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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pinkishness noun

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But the bike, painted black with pinkish front fork and reddish chain stay, is quite distinctive. oregonlive, "Police seek help identifying man on distinctive bike who may have set large Northeast Portland fire," 6 Sep. 2019 At one point while waiting for his case to be called, Pettit, who has pinkish hair and face tattoos, bowed his head into his lap. Alene Tchekmedyianstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Man who allegedly supplied Mac Miller with fentanyl-laced pills is held without bail," 4 Sep. 2019 The visor, which the league has been quietly rolling out since the Pro Bowl, has a pinkish hue that sharp eyes would have already noticed this preseason, and the partnership adds a new logo to every NFL field. Jonathan Jones,, "NFL Allowing Players to Wear Oakley Prizm Clear Shields on Helmets This Season," 26 Aug. 2019 Spring salamanders are often pinkish or orange in color with faint black spots. USA TODAY, "Roller coaster ghost town, Alaska heat, rock hyrax pups: News from around our 50 states," 8 July 2019 Whiteheads, on the other hand, are closed, making the cocktail inside appear white, pinkish, or flesh-colored. Jenn Sinrich, SELF, "12 Common Face 'Bumps' and How to Deal With Them," 31 May 2019 Underfoot, the remains of the road include a montage of blacktop, concrete and a pinkish pebble conglomerate that hint at the challenges of Depression-era road maintenance. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Route 66 'ghost roads' hike: Walk in the vanishing path of the Mother Road," 1 Aug. 2019 Gray matter, on the other hand, is the pinkish-gray tissue rich in neuronal cell bodies. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Brain imaging weirdness adds to Cuba “health attack” mystery," 24 July 2019 The pale pinkish-salmon color conjures images of cranberries and then boom, cranberry scents fill your nose, along with a touch of barbecue spice and sage. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Columbia Gorge wineries release Eagle Creek Fire pinot noirs to raise funds for restoring hiking trails," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of pinkish

1785, in the meaning defined above

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

Kids Definition of pinkish

: somewhat pink

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