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black

black

pronunciation:
blaek
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
in the black, black out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the darkest color, which absorbs but does not reflect light.
antonyms:
white
similar words:
ebony, jet, onyx, sable
definition 2: (sometimes cap.) a member of an ethnic group having dark skin, eyes, and hair.
similar words:
African, African American, Afro-American, Negro
definition 3: something that is black in color.
antonyms:
white
definition 4: black clothes.
dressed in black
similar words:
crape, mourning, sackcloth, weed
phrase: in the black
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: blacker, blackest
definition 1: of or pertaining to the color black.
synonyms:
inky, jetty, pitchy
antonyms:
white
similar words:
dark, dusky, ebony, jet, midnight, pitch-black, raven, sable, smoky, tarry
definition 2: (often cap.) of an ethnic group having dark skin, eyes, and hair.
similar words:
dark, Negro, Negroid
definition 3: gloomy, evil, or dismal.
black thoughts
synonyms:
angry, bad, cheerless, dark, dismal, evil, gloomy, stygian, sullen, wicked
similar words:
black-hearted, grim, hostile, nefarious, saturnine, sinister, threatening, villainous
definition 4: dirty or soiled.
black with mud
synonyms:
dirty, soiled
similar words:
dingy, filthy, grimy, grubby, muddy, smudgy, sooty, unclean
definition 5: very dark; without light.
a black night
synonyms:
dark, murky, stygian
antonyms:
bright
similar words:
crepuscular, dim, dusky, gloomy, lowering, obscure, shadowy, sunless, tenebrous
definition 6: of coffee, taken without cream or milk.
synonyms:
dark
similar words:
plain, straight
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: blacked, blacking, blacks
definition 1: to make black; blacken.
synonyms:
blacken, darken
similar words:
charcoal, color, defame, dim, dye, ink, libel, malign, obscure, slander, soil, tarnish
definition 2: to polish (shoes or the like) with a black substance.
similar words:
coat, polish, shine, wax
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become black; blacken.
synonyms:
blacken
similar words:
darken
phrase: black out
derivations: blackish (adj.), blackness (n.)
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  • blackboard:
    another name for chalkboard.
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