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1. black

adjective. ['ˈblæk'] being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light.

Synonyms

  • dark

Antonyms

  • white
  • comprehensible

Etymology

  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Black

  • post-attack
  • vanvlack
  • knick-knack
  • unpack
  • tabak
  • stracke
  • strack
  • repack
  • oblak
  • dulac
  • chirac
  • beaulac
  • whack
  • trak
  • track
  • trac
  • stack
  • stac
  • spak
  • spack
  • snack
  • smack
  • slack
  • schrack
  • schnack
  • schlack
  • quack
  • plaque
  • placke
  • plack

Example sentences of the word black


1. Adjective
A coyote has orange or gray on the back of its ears and a black tip on its tail.

Quotes containing the word black


1. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.
- Jim Henson

2. Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.
- Robert Frank

3. And I ask why am I black, they say I was born in sin, and shamed inequity. One of the main songs we used to sing in church makes me sick, 'love wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
- Peter Tosh

2. coal-black

adjective. of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal.

Synonyms

  • jet
  • pitchy
  • sooty
  • achromatic
  • jet-black

Antonyms

  • colorful
  • subjective
  • reactive
  • positive

3. black

adjective. ['ˈblæk'] marked by anger or resentment or hostility.

Antonyms

  • chromatic

Etymology

  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. black

adjective. ['ˈblæk'] of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin.

Synonyms

  • dark-skinned
  • African-American
  • colored
  • Afro-American
  • negro
  • non-white
  • negroid
  • dark

Antonyms

  • colorlessness
  • natural
  • impartial
  • blond

Etymology

  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. black

noun. ['ˈblæk'] the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white).

Synonyms

  • pitch black
  • jet black
  • ebony
  • soot black
  • achromatic color
  • blackness
  • coal black
  • inkiness
  • achromatic colour

Antonyms

  • white
  • inauspiciousness
  • unpropitiousness
  • felicitous

Etymology

  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. black

adjective. ['ˈblæk'] stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable.

Synonyms

  • evil
  • dark

Antonyms

  • color
  • inoffensive
  • glorious

Etymology

  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. black

adjective. ['ˈblæk'] offering little or no hope.

Synonyms

  • dim
  • hopeless

Antonyms

  • true
  • straight
  • reputable

Etymology

  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. black

adjective. ['ˈblæk'] (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin.

Synonyms

  • disastrous
  • fatal
  • calamitous
  • fateful

Antonyms

  • colorless
  • uninterestingness
  • colorful
  • black-and-white

Etymology

  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. black

adjective. ['ˈblæk'] (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood.

Synonyms

  • blackened
  • colored
  • colorful

Antonyms

  • enlightenment
  • enlightened
  • active
  • unconcealed

Etymology

  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. black

adjective. ['ˈblæk'] extremely dark.

Synonyms

  • dark
  • pitch-dark

Antonyms

  • day
  • cheerful
  • good-natured

Etymology

  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))
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