noun. a small well holding writing ink into which a pen can be dipped.
- ink (English)
- enque (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
- well (English)
- weallan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
Example sentences of the word inkwell
1. Noun, singular or mass
Fill the bottom of an empty inkwell with a wad of raw silk and pour black ink over the silk until the silk has absorbed all that it can hold.
2. Verb, base form
Let the ink set for around 20 minutes so it can completely saturate the stamp pad or inkwell surface.