jet-black


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jet-black

(jĕt′blăk′)
adj.
Deep black.

[From jet.]

jet′-black′



adj.
deep black: jet-black hair.
[1475–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jet-black - of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"

jet-black

1
noun & adjective black, jet, raven, ebony, sable, pitch-black, inky, coal-black a woman with large grey eyes and jet-black hair see shades of black to white
Translations

jet-black

[ˈdʒetˈblæk] ADJnegro azabache inv

jet-black

[ˌdʒɛtˈblæk] adjnero/a come l'ebano
jet-black hair → capelli mpl corvini

jet1

(dʒet) noun, adjective
(of) a hard black mineral substance, used for ornaments etc. The beads are made of jet; a jet brooch.
ˌjet-ˈblack adjective
very black. jet-black hair.
References in classic literature ?
Not the wondrous cistern in the whale's huge head; not the prodigy of his unhinged lower jaw; not the miracle of his symmetrical tail; none of these would so surprise you, as half a glimpse of that unaccountable cone, -- longer than a Kentuckian is tall, nigh a foot in diameter at the base, and jet-black as Yojo, the ebony idol of Queequeg.
Dark crimson velvet, dark purple silk, and jet-black cloth, with linen of dazzling whiteness, composed the festive dress of the President, who marched at the head of his Committee carrying an enormous nosegay, like that which a hundred and twenty-one years later, Monsieur de Robespierre displayed at the festival of "The Supreme Being.
All of them at length succeeded in getting up the ship's side, where they clung dripping with the brine and glowing from the bath, their jet-black tresses streaming over their shoulders, and half enveloping their otherwise naked forms.
With the exception of the face, the head is covered by a tangled mass of jet-black hair some eight or ten inches in length.
One side of her was fiery red, with jet-black hair and green eyes and the other side of her was bright yellow, with crimson hair and black eyes.
His jet-black, curly hair had turned iron-gray; he was scrupulously neat as ever, but frightfully threadbare.
I knew an actor who mislaid his wig once and had to rush on to play the hero in his own hair, which was jet-black, and the gallery howled at all his noble sentiments under the impression that he was the villain.
Passepartout saw, too, begging friars, long-robed pilgrims, and simple civilians, with their warped and jet-black hair, big heads, long busts, slender legs, short stature, and complexions varying from copper-colour to a dead white, but never yellow, like the Chinese, from whom the Japanese widely differ.
I thought of a beautiful oval face, gazing out of limpid eyes, through a waving mass of jet-black hair.
Diana, wilt thou give me a lock of thy jet-black tresses in parting to treasure forevermore?
Under the elaborate structure of black hair her jet-black eyes sparkled like good- humoured stars and even I could see that she was tremendously excited at having this lawless wanderer Dominic within her reach and as it were in her power.
He was tall and supple, with a pale complexion, large nose, full lips, jet-black eyes, and jet-black hair, brushed high and usually rumpled into a curly tangle.