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Meaning of INKLING

Pronunciation:  'ingkling

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a slight suggestion; "he had no inkling what was about to happen"

INKLING is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: intimation
 See Also: suggestion



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In"kling\, n.
A hint; an intimation.

      The least inkling or glimpse of this island. --Bacon.

      They had some inkling of secret messages. --Clarendon.

Thesaurus Terms
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