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pink

adjective uk   /pɪŋk/ us  

pink adjective (PALE RED)

A2 of a pale red colour: pretty pink flowers Have you been in the sun? Your nose is a bit pink.
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pink adjective (SOCIALIST)

old-fashioned disapproving (slightly) supporting socialist ideas and principles

pink adjective (GAY)

connected with gay people: the growth in the pink economy
pinkness
noun [U] uk   /ˈpɪŋk.nəs/ us  

pink

noun uk   /pɪŋk/ us  

pink noun (COLOUR)

A2 [C or U] a pale red colour: She's very fond of pink.
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pink noun (PLANT)

[C] a small garden plant with sweet-smelling pink, white, or red flowers and narrow, grey-green leaves, or one of its flowers

pink

verb [I] uk   /pɪŋk/ UK ( US ping) us  
When a car engine pinks, it makes a high knocking sound because the fuel is not burning correctly.
Translations of “pink”
in Korean 핑크색의…
in Arabic وَرْدي…
in French rose…
in Turkish pembe…
in Italian rosa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 顏色, 粉紅色的…
in Russian розовый…
in Polish różowy…
in Spanish rosa, rosado, color de rosa…
in Portuguese cor-de-rosa…
in German rosa, rosafarben…
in Catalan rosa…
in Japanese ピンク色の, 桃色の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 颜色, 粉红色的…
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