pitch-dark


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pitch-dark

(pĭch′därk′)
adj.
Extremely dark.

pitch-dark

adj
extremely or completely dark

pitch′-dark′



adj.
dark or black as pitch.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pitch-dark - extremely darkpitch-dark - 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-dark

adjective
Having little or no light:
Translations

pitch-dark

[ˈpɪtʃˈdɑːk] ADJoscuro como boca de lobo

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 ?
The sun was setting when consciousness returned, and it was pitch-dark before the Great Staircase was descended; but by a combination of luck and care, the whole four thousand seven hundred feet of descent to Breil was accomplished without a slip, or once missing the way.
A form was near--what form, the pitch-dark night and my enfeebled vision prevented me from distinguishing.
There is nothing so deceptive as the distance of a light upon a pitch-dark night, and sometimes the glimmer seemed to be far away upon the horizon and sometimes it might have been within a few yards of us.
There was nothing to do but to walk forward; which I did through passage after passage, pitch-dark.
We were in consequence obliged to stand off and on in this narrow arm of the sea, during a pitch-dark night of fourteen hours long.
Of the rest, I only remember shivering till morning in a pitch-dark flat, whose invalid occupier was for once the nurse, and I his patient.
Ascend these pitch-dark stairs, heedful of a false footing on the trembling boards, and grope your way with me into this wolfish den, where neither ray of light nor breath of air, appears to come.