[ingk-ling] /ˈɪŋk lɪŋ/
a slight suggestion or indication; hint; intimation:
They hadn’t given us an inkling of what was going to happen.
a vague idea or notion; slight understanding:
They didn’t have an inkling of how the new invention worked.
a slight intimation or suggestion; suspicion
c.1400, apparently from the gerund of Middle English verb inclen “utter in an undertone, hint at, hint” (mid-14c.), which is of unknown origin; perhaps related to Old English inca “doubt, suspicion.”
- Ink printer
printer A retronym used by Blind users to refer to all printers which are not Braille printers, regardless of whether they actually use ink. (1998-10-13)
noun 1. a large gland in most cephalopods, as the cuttlefish, octopus, and squid, that is near the rectum and ejects ink at predators. 2. a flexible structure containing ink.
[ingk-stand] /ˈɪŋkˌstænd/ noun 1. a small , usually on a desk, for holding , pens, etc. 2. a small container for . /ˈɪŋkˌstænd/ noun 1. a stand or tray on which are kept writing implements and containers for ink