pink Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “pink” in the English Dictionary

"pink" in British English

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uk   us   /pɪŋk/

pink adjective (PALE RED)

A2 of a ​paleredcolour: 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 socialistideas and ​principles

pink adjective (GAY)

relating to ​gaypeople: the ​growth in the pink ​economy
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈpɪŋk.nəs/


uk   us   /pɪŋk/

pink noun (COLOUR)

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

[C] a ​smallgardenplant with sweet-smelling pink, ​white, or ​redflowers and ​narrow, grey-green ​leaves, or one of ​itsflowers

pinkverb [I]

uk   us   /pɪŋk/ UK (US ping)
When a ​carengine pinks, it makes a high ​knockingsound because the ​fuel is not ​burningcorrectly.
(Definition of pink from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pink" in American English

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pinkadjective, noun [C/U]

 us   /pɪŋk/
(of) a ​paleredcolor: a pink ​hat [U] The ​bridesmaidwore pink.
(Definition of pink from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pink”
in Korean 핑크색의…
in Arabic وَرْدي…
in Malaysian merah jambu…
in French rose…
in Russian розовый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 顏色, 粉紅色的…
in Italian rosa…
in Turkish pembe…
in Polish różowy…
in Spanish rosa, rosado, color de rosa…
in Vietnamese màu hồng, hồng hào…
in Portuguese cor-de-rosa…
in Thai สีชมพู, ซึ่งมีสีชมพู…
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…
in Indonesian merah muda, merah jambu…
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