how to pronounce ink


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ink is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of ink in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… hence his use of ink blots the study …”

meanings of ink


  1. The black or dark-colored fluid ejected by squid, octopus etc, as a protective strategy.
  2. Publicity.
  3. Cheap red wine.
  4. A pigment (or dye)-based fluid used for writing, printing etc.
  5. Tattoo work.
  6. A particular type, color or container of this fluid.


  1. To sign (a contract or similar document).
  2. To apply a tattoo to (someone).
  3. To apply ink to; to cover or smear with ink.
  4. To eject ink (sense 3).

ink frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word ink occurs in english on average 58.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ink can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ink can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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