part of speech: noun

definition 1: the color of the night sky; the darkest color.

antonyms: white

definition 2: (sometimes capitalized) a person who has ancestors who came from Africa and who typically has dark skin, eyes, and hair; African American.

  • American blacks fought for justice during the civil rights movement.

 

part of speech: adjective

inflections: blacker, blackest

definition 1: having the color black.

  • This pen writes with black ink.

antonyms: white

definition 2: (often capitalized) relating to people whose ancestors came from Africa and who have dark skin, eyes, and hair; African American.

  • In 1973, Detroit became the first U.S. city to elect a black mayor.

definition 3: angry, unhappy, or evil.

  • The thief sat in his jail cell, thinking black thoughts.

synonyms: angry, bad, dark, dismal, evil, gloomy, sullen, wicked

definition 4: very dark; without light.

  • It was a black night, with no moon or stars to light the way.

synonyms: dark, murky

antonyms: bright

definition 5: taken without cream or milk.

  • Jan drinks her coffee black.

synonyms: dark

phrase: black out

derivations: blackish (adj.), blackness (n.)

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