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1. blackness

noun. ['ˈblæknəs'] 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
  • black
  • achromatic color
  • coal black
  • inkiness
  • achromatic colour

Antonyms

  • white
  • chromatic
  • whiten
  • honorable

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • black (English)
  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Blackness

  • slackness

Example sentences of the word blackness


1. Noun, singular or mass
Decreasing the brightness increases the blackness of the black colors.

2. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
The goal is to see blackness rather than streaks of color or gray for several minutes.

Quotes containing the word blackness


1. Do you like me?”No answer.Silence bounced, fell off his tongueand sat between usand clogged my throat.It slaughtered my trust.It tore cigarettes out of my mouth.We exchanged blind words,and I did not cry,I did not beg,but blackness filled my ears,blackness lunged in my heart,and something that had been good,a sort of kindly oxygen,turned into a gas oven.
- Anne Sexton

2. When was it I realized that, on this truly dark and solitary path we all walk, the only way we can light is our own? Although I was raised with love, I was always lonely.Someday, without fail, everyone will disappear, scattered into the blackness of time.
- Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen

3. We fall from womb to tomb, from one blackness and toward another, remembering little of the one and knowing nothing of the other ... except through faith.
- Stephen King, Danse Macabre

2. blackness

noun. ['ˈblæknəs'] total absence of light.

Synonyms

  • black
  • lightlessness
  • pitch blackness
  • darkness
  • dark

Antonyms

  • fortunate
  • legal
  • uncolored
  • clean

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • black (English)
  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))
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