Definition for black

adjective as in lacking hue and brightness; light-absorbing.

Strongest matches

ebony, jet, obsidian, onyx, pitch-black, raven

adjective as in enveloped in darkness

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sunless, unlighted, unlit

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pitch-dark, starless, stygian

Weak matches

clouded, murky, shadowy

adjective as in gloomy; dismal

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Example Sentences

Cars piled up at intersections under blacked-out stoplights.

Despite requests from Wilkinson’s attorneys and The Post to limit redactions, large swaths of the documents were blacked out.

She filmed herself toughing out her symptoms, which included an intense migraine, a 104-degree fever, and almost blacking out while taking the test.

Bekele started to ask the paramedics what happened to his wife and children but blacked out before he could get the words out.

The woman “did not consent to any of this conduct” and “blacked out for a few minutes from the fear,” according to the lawsuit.

The world that Black Dynamite lives in is not the most PC place to be in.

Music is a huge part of the tone of Black Dynamite overall—going back to the original 2009 movie on which the series is based.

How far has Congress really evolved on race when in 50 years it has gone from one black senator to two?

Even the arguably more democratic House is only at 10 percent black members.

But in the case of black women, another study found no lack of interest.

Suddenly, however, he became aware of a small black spot far ahead in the very middle of the unencumbered track.

The lady in black was reading her morning devotions on the porch of a neighboring bathhouse.

The lady in black, creeping behind them, looked a trifle paler and more jaded than usual.

A little black girl sat on the floor, and with her hands worked the treadle of the machine.

Under the long lashes of low lids a pair of eyes black and insolent set off the haughty lines of her scarlet lips.


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On this page you'll find 87 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to black, such as: ebony, raven, jet, onyx, obsidian, and pitch-black.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.