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American English: /ɪŋk/
British English: /ɪŋk/

Translation of ink in Spanish:


uncountable and countable
  • 1.1 (for writing) please write in ink
    se ruega escribir con tinta
    (before noun) ink bottle/eraser
    frasco (masculine) /goma (feminine) de tinta
    a pen and ink sketch
    un bosquejo a pluma y a tinta
    Example sentences
    • It involves showing people words printed in different coloured inks, and asking them to say what the colour of the ink was.
    • A number of the works on exhibit are drawings or collages done on paper in bright colored inks or pastels, which are framed in the conventional manner.
    • Personalised letters, coloured inks, free pens, promises of free gifts, and even gold or silver envelopes are now routinely used by the commercial sector to attract the attention of potential customers.
    1.2 (Zoology) (before noun) ink sac
    bolsa (feminine) de tinta
    Example sentences
    • Sachets of deliciously black squid ink are available in fishmongers or delis such as Valvona & Crolla.
    • The risotto ‘Nero and Oro’ with the black squid's ink risotto with the gold leaf topping deserves a photo before you eat.
    • In a bowl, combine flour, milk and squid ink and mix well.

transitive verb

  • (roller/plate)
    Example sentences
    • And as the block was not inked for this procedure it is called blind printing.
    • Some would say a collagraph is an intaglio type of print created with a press, while an image taken from the raised, inked surface of a collage is called a collage relief print.
    • For a go-getter like Eileen, they had better get the plane warmed up and ready, and the Canadian Embassy should get the visa stamps inked!

Phrasal verbs

ink in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
repasar con tinta

ink out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
borrar or tachar con tinta
(American English) [colloquial]
echar una firmita en [colloquial]

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