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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sing-kij]
    • /ˈsɪŋ kɪdʒ/
    • /sˈɪŋkɪdʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sing-kij]
    • /ˈsɪŋ kɪdʒ/

Definitions of sinkage word

  • noun sinkage the act, process, amount, or degree of sinking. 1
  • noun sinkage a surface sunk for decorative effect. 1
  • noun sinkage Printing. the lowering of the first line of body text on a page from its usual position, as at the beginning of a chapter. the amount of such lowering. 1
  • noun sinkage the act of sinking or degree to which something sinks or has sunk 0
  • noun sinkage the act of sinking 0
  • noun sinkage the degree to which something has sunk or been sunk 0

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Origin of sinkage

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85; sink + -age

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Parts of speech for Sinkage


sinkage popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for sinkage

noun sinkage

  • basin — A basin is a large or deep bowl that you use for holding liquids, or for mixing or storing food.
  • cave in — If something such as a roof or a ceiling caves in, it collapses inwards.
  • cave-in — a collapse, as of anything hollow: the worst cave-in in the history of mining.
  • cavein — a hollow in the earth, especially one opening more or less horizontally into a hill, mountain, etc.
  • depression — A depression is a time when there is very little economic activity, which causes a lot of unemployment and poverty.

Antonyms for sinkage

noun sinkage

  • level — having no part higher than another; having a flat or even surface.
  • outthrust — thrust or extended outward: a friendly, outthrust hand.

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