pink Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “pink” in the English Dictionary

"pink" in British English

See all translations

pinkadjective

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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • pink adjective (SOCIALIST)

old-fashioned disapproving (​slightly) ​supportingsocialistideas and ​principles
  • pink adjective (GAY)

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

pinknoun

uk   us   /pɪŋk/
  • pink noun (COLOUR)

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

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • 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)
(Definition of pink from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pink" in American English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of pink?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More