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English adjective: pink

1. pink of a light shade of red



Antonymsachromatic, neutral

English noun: pink

1. pink (attribute) a light shade of red

Broader (hypernym)chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour

Narrower (hyponym)apricot, carnation, coral, peach, pinkness, purplish pink, rose, rosiness, salmon pink, solferino, yellowish pink

2. pink (plant) any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers

Synonymsgarden pink

Broader (hypernym)flower

Narrower (hyponym)button pink, carnation, cheddar pink, china pink, clove pink, cottage pink, Diangus gratianopolitanus, Dianthus barbatus, Dianthus caryophyllus, Dianthus chinensis, Dianthus deltoides, Dianthus latifolius, Dianthus plumarius, Dianthus supurbus, fringed pink, gillyflower, grass pink, maiden pink, rainbow pink, sweet William

Member meronymDianthus, genus Dianthus

3. pink (person) a person with mildly leftist political views


Broader (hypernym)collectivist, left-winger, leftist

English verb: pink

1. pink (perception) make light, repeated taps on a surface

SamplesHe was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently.

Synonymsknock, rap, tap

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, sound

2. pink (perception) sound like a car engine that is firing too early

SamplesThe car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline.
The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded.

Synonymsknock, ping

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, sound

3. pink (contact) cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut

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