Pronunciation: (sing'kij), [key]
1. the act, process, amount, or degree of sinking.
2. a surface sunk for decorative effect.
a. the lowering of the first line of body text on a page from its usual position, as at the beginning of a chapter.
b. the amount of such lowering.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.