pitch-dark

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

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/pich"dahrk"/, adj.
dark or black as pitch: a pitch-dark night.
[1820-30]

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pitch-darkˈ adjective
Utterly dark
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Main Entry:pitch

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pitch-dark UK US adjective
completely dark
Thesaurus: darknesssynonym

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pitch-dark «PIHCH DAHRK», adjective.
= pitch-black. (Cf.pitch-black)

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/ˈpıʧˈdɑɚk/ adj
: very dark

It's pitch-dark outside.

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ˌpitch-ˈdark [pitch-dark] adjective
completely dark

It was pitch-dark in the shed.

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pitch-dark
see pitch n.1 5.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pitch dark — {adj.} Totally, completely dark. * /A starless and moonless night in the country can be pitch dark./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pitch dark — {adj.} Totally, completely dark. * /A starless and moonless night in the country can be pitch dark./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Pitch-dark — a. Dark as a pitch; pitch black. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pitch-dark — pitch darkness, n. /pich dahrk /, adj. dark or black as pitch: a pitch dark night. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • pitch-dark — adj completely dark ▪ Outside it was pitch dark and pouring with rain …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pitch-dark — pitch dark; pitch dark·ness; …   English syllables

  • pitch-dark — pitch′ dark′ adj. dark or black as pitch • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • pitch-dark — [pich′därk′] adj. very dark …   English World dictionary

  • pitch-dark — adjective completely dark …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pitch-dark — also pitch dark ADJ Pitch dark means the same as pitch black. It was pitch dark in the room and I couldn t see a thing. Syn: pitch black …   English dictionary

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