inky

[ ing-kee ]SEE DEFINITION OF inky

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INKY

Outside a sky of inky blackness overhung the white expanse of snow.

All day, Betty Young had stared fascinatedly at the inky center.

All that time neither Heemskirk nor even his inky shadow had stirred in the least.

A broad path of silver glinted on the inky waters of the river.

When first he moved it, it drove him headlong into inky darkness.

Even as he looked at it, the torch went out, shutting him into inky blackness.

For a moment he halted there, trying to peer into the inky darkness.

The moon had gone behind a cloud, and the darkness was inky.

She snatched up the "Echo" just in time to save it from an inky bath.

Fortner stepped into the inky shadow of a large rock, against which he leaned.

WORD ORIGIN

"as black as ink," 1590s, from ink (n.) + -y (2). Related: Inkily; inkiness.

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