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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 Swan

  • encarnacion
  • plamondon
  • mondragon
  • salmeron
  • montavon
  • hargadon
  • gabaldon
  • davignon
  • couvillion
  • zamarron
  • yongbyon
  • withdrawn
  • von-braun
  • villalon
  • undergone
  • sossamon
  • quinton
  • overdrawn
  • ortegon
  • matalon
  • madelon
  • joffrion
  • dameron
  • couvillon
  • aguillon
  • verdon
  • varnon
  • vardon
  • silmon
  • sang-gon

2. black

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

Antonyms

  • chromatic

Etymology

  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. 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))

4. 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))

5. 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))

6. black

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

Synonyms

  • dim
  • hopeless

Antonyms

  • true
  • straight
  • reputable

Etymology

  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. 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))

8. 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))

9. swan

noun. ['ˈswɑːn, ˈswɔn'] stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult.

Synonyms

  • whooper swan
  • Anatidae
  • swan's down
  • cygnet
  • Cygnus cygnus
  • aquatic bird
  • family Anatidae
  • Cygnus olor
  • coscoroba
  • trumpeter
  • mute swan
  • whooper
  • black swan
  • Cygnus atratus
  • trumpeter swan
  • Cygnus buccinator
  • pen
  • tundra swan
  • cob

Antonyms

  • unwind
  • uncoil
  • malfunction
  • stand still

Etymology

  • swan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. swan

verb. ['ˈswɑːn, ˈswɔn'] to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.

Synonyms

  • affirm
  • take
  • assert
  • avow
  • aver
  • tell
  • attest
  • assure
  • claim
  • swear
  • hold
  • declare
  • protest

Antonyms

  • stay
  • settled
  • descend
  • linger

Etymology

  • swan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word black-swan


1. Noun Phrase
Financial experts often call this a "black swan," so named for something that is rare, but you may see it at some point.

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