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black tie

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.
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involving formal evening dress for men, including a dinner jacket or tuxedo and a bow tie
formal evening dress for men, including a dinner jacket or tuxedo and a bow tie
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black′ tie′

1. a black bow tie, worn with semiformal evening dress.
2. semiformal evening dress for men.


requiring that male guests wear semiformal evening dress: a black-tie reception.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - moderately formalblack-tie - moderately formal; requiring a dinner jacket; "he wore semiformal attire"; "a black-tie dinner"
formal - being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education"
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