Try Our Apps


Pore Over vs. Pour Over

India ink

noun, (sometimes lowercase)
a black pigment consisting of lampblack mixed with glue or size.
a liquid ink from this.
Also called Chinese ink.
Origin of India ink
1655-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for India ink
Historical Examples
  • Belemnites have sometimes been sketched with fossil sepia, or India ink, from their own ink sacs.

    The Elements of Geology William Harmon Norton
  • After much pressing with lingers, she hit at the vital point in the back and marked it with a generous dip of India ink.

    A Japanese Boy Shigemi Shiukichi

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for India ink

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for India

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for india ink