pitch-black


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pitch-black

(pĭch′blăk′)
adj.
Extremely dark; black as pitch.

pitch-black

adj
1. extremely dark; unlit: the room was pitch-black.
2. (Colours) of a deep black colour

pitch′-black′



adj.
extremely black or dark as pitch.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pitch-black - extremely darkpitch-black - extremely dark; "a black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"; "it was pitch-dark in the cellar"
dark - devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat"

pitch-black

pitch-dark
adjective dark, black, jet, raven, ebony, sable, unlit, jet-black, inky, Stygian, pitchy, unilluminated a pitch-black winter morning

pitch-black

adjective
Of the darkest achromatic visual value:
Translations

pitch-black

[ˈpɪtʃˈblæk] ADJ [night] → oscuro como boca de lobo; [water, sea] → muy oscuro

pitch-black

[ˌpɪtʃˈblæk‘] (also pitch-dark) adjnero/a come la pece
the room was pitch-black → nella stanza c'era un buio pesto

pitch2

(pitʃ) noun
a thick black substance obtained from tar. as black as pitch.
ˌpitch-ˈblack, ˌpitch-ˈdark adjective
as black, or dark, as pitch; completely black or dark. Outside the house it was pitch-black; It's a pitch-dark night.
References in classic literature ?
Here he perceived two pitch-black horses in a stall.
The words were scarce out of my mouth as we swept beneath the pitch-black opening.
In front of us, at a distance of two hundred yards or so as well as I could calculate, rose a black mass, which gradually resolved itself, as my eyes became accustomed to the twilight, into a long, low, and ancient house, with a hedge of evergreens and a pitch-black paling in front of it.
There was a gate in the pitch-black paling, and a bell-handle--discovered with great difficulty.
As it would have been cruel to demand assistance from such a shadowy wreck I went to work myself, dragging my chest along a pitch-black passage under the poop deck, while he sighed and moaned around me as if my exertions were more than his weakness could stand.
These guys work seriously hard, whether it's loading everything from rice to electrical equipment into the boats in the midday sun or toiling in pitch-black, cramped conditions below-deck.
The 31-year-old spent a week creating the artwork in a pitch-black hangar at Lasham Airfield in Hampshire, using black light and glow-in-the-dark paints.
Recalling the attack, he said: "It was pitch-black and I saw four men standing still across the path.
Taking in breaking and entering, self-mutilation and dining on a neighbour's dog, we swiftly head into pitch-black territory.
Wurst wore Kardashian-style long locks, curled to a glossy perfection atop the skin-tight getup, but he lacked the mom-to-be's pregnancy curves and sported a pitch-black beard.
Next, they head to the Porth yr Ogof caves near the Brecon Beacons, where they explore the pitch-black labyrinth of rivers and passageways - all to test the quality of torch batteries.