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English definition of “inky”

inky

adjective     /ˈɪŋ.ki/
covered with ink: inky stains/fingersPaints, dyes and pigmentsColour - general wordsDirty and untidy literary very dark: It was night and the water looked cold and inky black.Darkness and becoming darkBlack, white and grey
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