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black tie

n.
1. A black bow tie worn with a tuxedo.
2. Semiformal evening wear, usually requiring a tuxedo for men and an evening gown or cocktail dress for women.

black′-tie′ adj.

black tie

n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a black bow tie worn with a dinner jacket
2. (modifier) denoting an occasion when a dinner jacket should be worn

black′ tie′


n.
1. a black bow tie, worn with semiformal evening dress.
2. semiformal evening dress for men.
[1855–60]

black′-tie′



adj.
requiring that male guests wear semiformal evening dress: a black-tie reception.
[1930–35]

black tie

A black bow tie worn with a dinner jacket by men on formal occasions.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.black tie - semiformal evening dress for menblack tie - semiformal evening dress for men  
evening clothes, evening dress, eveningwear, formalwear - attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
2.black tie - a black bow tie worn with a dinner jacketblack tie - a black bow tie worn with a dinner jacket
bow tie, bowtie, bow-tie - a man's tie that ties in a bow
Translations

black tie

n "black tie" (on invitations) → "abito scuro"
References in classic literature ?
And it's being me, Kostya Levin, who went to a ball in a black tie, and was refused by the Shtcherbatskaya girl, and who was intrinsically such a pitiful, worthless creature--that proves nothing; I feel sure Franklin felt just as worthless, and he too had no faith in himself, thinking of himself as a whole.
As a young admirer had once said of him: "If anybody can tell a fellow just when to wear a black tie with evening clothes and when not to, it's Larry Lefferts.
Philip thought it was a severe ordeal that the young man was being exposed to, since Athelny, in his brown velvet jacket, flowing black tie, and red tarboosh, was a startling spectacle for an innocent electrical engineer.
He had removed all traces of his journey, and was attired in a Tuxedo dinner coat, a soft-fronted shirt, and a neatly arranged black tie.
Bradley Headstone, in his decent black coat and waistcoat, and decent white shirt, and decent formal black tie, and decent pantaloons of pepper and salt, with his decent silver watch in his pocket and its decent hair-guard round his neck, looked a thoroughly decent young man of six-and-twenty.
MEMBERS of the Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society donned black ties and cricket whites to raise more than pounds 1,000 for local charities.
PEOPLE across Merseyside are being urged to don their black ties and tiaras.
Guys dressed in white shirts, nicely contrasted with their black pants and black ties, pedaling along on their bikes.
Men wore evening suits and black ties while women donned formal evening wear for the celebrations.
In black ties and evening gowns, a who's who of the martial arts community was on hand Saturday for the opening of the Martial Arts History Museum's first exhibit and the addition of 10 men and women to its Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Several evenings offer formal galas, for which 99 percent of the passengers put on black ties or evening gowns, eager for a chance to evoke Jazz Age glamour.