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black

black

 
pronunciation:
blaek
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
phrases:
black out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the color of the night sky; the darkest color.
antonyms:
white
similar words:
ebony, jet, sable
definition 2: (sometimes capitalized) a person whose ancestors came from Africa and who has dark skin, eyes, and hair; African American.
Many American blacks fought for justice during the civil rights movement.
similar words:
African, African American, Afro-American, Negro
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: blacker, blackest
definition 1: having the color black.
This pen writes with black ink.
antonyms:
white
similar words:
dark, raven, sable, smoky
definition 2: (often capitalized) relating to people whose ancestors came from Africa and who have dark skin, eyes, and hair; African American.
In 1973, Detroit became the first U.S. city to elect a black mayor.
similar words:
dark, Negro
definition 3: angry, unhappy, or evil.
The thief sat in his jail cell, thinking black thoughts.
synonyms:
angry, bad, dark, dismal, evil, gloomy, sullen, wicked
similar words:
grim, hostile, sinister, threatening
definition 4: very dark; without light.
It was a black night, with no moon or stars to light the way.
synonyms:
dark, murky
antonyms:
bright
similar words:
dim, gloomy, obscure
definition 5: taken without cream or milk.
Jan drinks her coffee black.
synonyms:
dark
similar words:
plain, straight
phrase: black out
derivations: blackish (adj.), blackness (n.)
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  • blackboard:
    another name for chalkboard.
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