pitch-dark


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pitch-dark

(pĭch′därk′)
adj.
Extremely dark.
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pitch-dark

adj
extremely or completely dark
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pitch′-dark′



adj.
dark or black as pitch.
[1820–30]
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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"
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pitch-dark

adjective
Having little or no light:
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Translations

pitch-dark

[ˈpɪtʃˈdɑːk] ADJoscuro como boca de lobo
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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 ?
Boxtel, hidden behind his sycamore, could not see anything, as it was pitch-dark; but the piercing cries of the cats told the whole tale, and his heart overflowing with gall now throbbed with triumphant joy.
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."
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.
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.
If you have ever walked into a pitch-dark room, you know that your eyes take a few minutes to adjust.
Pitch-dark Buruburu: A security-conscious resident of the sprawling Buruburu Estate in Nairobi's Eastlands, Mary Bulwa, is worried about the possibility of muggers and other vermin hiding in the cover of darkness to pounce on pedestrians.
The hero-of-sorts of Martin McDonagh's pitch-dark comedy set in 1993, he returns home when news arrives that his beloved pet cat is poorly.