pitch black

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Noun1.pitch black - a very dark blackpitch black - a very dark black      
black, blackness, inkiness - the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
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The white-hot glare of a gin palace a good way off made the intervening piece of the street pitch black.
Our captain has his birth-mark; look yonder, boys, there's another in the sky --lurid-like, ye see, all else pitch black.
A dramatic and affecting piece, it uses the voice of trumpet player Chet Baker, interviewed shortly before his tragic death, in which he talks about his musical life, his drug addiction, and a period in prison ("it was pitch black in there you know").
SIR - Re: the article entitled 'Golfer Woosie heads off the fairway to the pitch black rough' (Western Mail, Friday, August 11), I noticed a flaw in the comparison between golfer Ian Woosnam and Johnny Cash.
SHARON Stone arrived at the premiere of Basic Instinct 2 wearing a giant pair of diamante sunglasses even though it was pitch black outside.
Hours and a couple of wrong turns later, we arrive just outside of our destination and set up fort in the pitch black, only to wake up in the morning and re-locate about a hundred yards to the north, re-establishing our campsite where we remained for the next two days.
But you wouldn't know anything about that if the dining room was pitch black, would you?
Pitch Black was a monster ride, a triumph of style over budget - so you just knew a sequel would be on the cards.
But render pitch black the void in which they stand, and light them not with the rays of the sun or electricity but rather a single lantern or candle: suddenly those garish objects turn somber, refined, dignified.
Cold, wet, and shivering, she had to find the militia's camp in the pitch black.
Soon after, a joy ride through the pitch black countryside turned into a fist fight, which turned into a dragging.
And Mike Meidrum remembers covering up and saying "this is it" as the building rumbled and the surrounding air turned pitch black.