1. adjective [usu ADJ n] Inky means black or very dark blue. [literary] ⇒ The moon was rising in the inky sky. ⇒ ...the inky black of night. Inky is also a combining form. ⇒ ...looking out over an inky-blue ocean. 2. adjective
If something is inky, it is covered in ink. ⇒ ...inky fingers.
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