Definition of inkwell in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈiNGkˌwel/


A container for ink typically housed in a hole in a desk.
Example sentences
  • I can still see the little wooden desks and their clotted inkwells as we reached 12 times 12, which is, I can assure you, 144.
  • Girls with long plaits sometimes had the ends dunked in the inkwells of the desks behind!
  • Each desk had an inkwell and the children wrote by dipping their pens into the ink.

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