pitch-black

pitch-black
adjective
extremely dark
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a black moonless night

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through the pitch-black woods

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it was pitch-dark in the cellar

Syn: ↑black, ↑pitch-dark
Similar to: ↑dark
Derivationally related forms: ↑pitch blackness, ↑blackness (for: ↑black)

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/pich"blak"/, adj.
extremely black or dark as pitch: a pitch-black night.
[1590-1600]

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pitch-blackˈ adjective
Black as pitch
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Main Entry:pitch

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pitch-black UK US adjective
completely black or dark
Thesaurus: darknesssynonym words used to describe specific colourshyponym bright and shinysynonym

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pitch-black «PIHCH BLAK», adjective.
very black or dark; pitch-dark: »

He groped along the pitch-black street (Edith Wharton).

[< pitch2 + black]

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(also pitch-dark) adj. completely dark; as black as pitch
Derivatives:
pitch-blackness n.

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/ˈpıʧˈblæk/ adj
: very dark or black

It's already pitch-black outside.

pitch-black hair

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ˌpitch-ˈblack [pitch-black] adjective
completely black or dark

a pitch-black night


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