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pitch-black

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

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



adj.
extremely black or dark as pitch.
[1590–1600]
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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"
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pitch-black

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

adjective
Of the darkest achromatic visual value:
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Translations

pitch-black

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

[ˌpɪtʃˈblæk‘] (also pitch-dark) adjnero/a come la pece
the room was pitch-black → nella stanza c'era un buio pesto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
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.
The little girl sitting at the table was obstinately and violently battering on it with a cork, and staring aimlessly at her mother with her pitch-black eyes.
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.
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.
The new flick by, Kevin Barry, which also includes some of Ireland's top acting talent including Charlie Murphy and Tommy Tiernan, is a pitch-black comedy focusing on a small Irish town over a week-long period.
Demonstrating the night-vision abilities in a disused factory, police dog Spike was able to find his Durham police dog handler PC Alan Bates in a pitch-black room.
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.