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Definition of inkling noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    inkling

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈɪŋklɪŋ//
     
    [usually singular]
     
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  1. 1a slight knowledge of something that is happening or about to happen synonym suspicion
  2. 2 inkling (of something) He had no inkling of what was going on. inkling (that…) The first inkling I had that something was wrong was when I found the front door wide open.
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