Definition Of inkling


a slight knowledge or suspicion; a hint.

the records give us an inkling of how people saw the world

Example Of inkling

  • And although we think we know, we have no idea, not an inkling of what is happening here.

  • Few had the slightest inkling about the kind of music that was being played by the band.

  • He appeared to be deep in thought, but no one could have had an inkling of what his thoughts were.

  • He had it all mapped out and made certain Sally didn't have the slightest inkling that anything was up.

  • How was she to keep her promise if she had not an inkling of an idea who he was?

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