Black - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- total absence of light (syn: blackness)
- British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)
- popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928)
- a person with African ancestry, (syn: african- american, negro, negroid)
- (board games) the darker pieces
- black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning)
- offering little or no hope (syn: bleak, dim)
- stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable (syn: dark, sinister)
- (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin (syn: calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful)
- (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood
- harshly ironic or sinister (syn: grim, mordant)
- (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading
- distributed or sold illicitly (syn: bootleg, contraband, smuggled)
- (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame (syn: disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful)
- (of coffee) without cream or sugar
- soiled with dirt or soot (syn: smutty)
His hand were black with grime.
...a little black dress blends into the night very well...
The wall was painted in black.
A mixture of grays and blacks
She was dressed in black.
He blacked his boots with polish.
Labor union members have blacked the company.
I shall never be guilty of such black ingratitude.
The black is an essential color.
If you see a black on my nose, tell me so.
It was still pitch black (=very dark) out.
Over half the students are black.
Black and Asian music
Black coffee, no sugar, please.
It's been another black day for the car industry with more job losses announced.
present participle: blacking
past tense: blacked
past participle: blacked