Blue black
Black Black, n. 1. That which is destitute of light or whiteness; the darkest color, or rather a destitution of all color; as, a cloth has a good black. [1913 Webster]

Black is the badge of hell, The hue of dungeons, and the suit of night. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A black pigment or dye. [1913 Webster]

3. A negro; a person whose skin is of a black color, or shaded with black; esp. a member or descendant of certain African races. [1913 Webster]

4. A black garment or dress; as, she wears black; pl. (Obs.) Mourning garments of a black color; funereal drapery. [1913 Webster]

Friends weeping, and blacks, and obsequies, and the like show death terrible. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

That was the full time they used to wear blacks for the death of their fathers. --Sir T. North. [1913 Webster]

5. The part of a thing which is distinguished from the rest by being black. [1913 Webster]

The black or sight of the eye. --Sir K. Digby. [1913 Webster]

6. A stain; a spot; a smooch. [1913 Webster]

Defiling her white lawn of chastity with ugly blacks of lust. --Rowley. [1913 Webster]

{Black and white}, writing or print; as, I must have that statement in black and white.

{Blue black}, a pigment of a blue black color.

{Ivory black}, a fine kind of animal charcoal prepared by calcining ivory or bones. When ground it is the chief ingredient of the ink used in copperplate printing.

{Berlin black}. See under {Berlin}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Blue black — Blue Blue (bl[=u]), a. [Compar. {Bluer} (bl[=u] [ e]r); superl. {Bluest}.] [OE. bla, blo, blew, blue, livid, black, fr. Icel.bl[=a]r livid; akin to Dan. blaa blue, Sw. bl[*a], D. blauw, OHG. bl[=a]o, G. blau; but influenced in form by F. bleu,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blue black — noun 1. : a pigment of a blue black color (as a vegetable black or a carbon black) 2. : a dye producing a blue black color …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue-black — COLOUR Something that is blue black is bluish black in colour. ...beautiful blue black hair …   English dictionary

  • blue-black — blue blackness, n. /blooh blak /, adj. black with bluish highlights. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • blue-black — adj. of or having a very dark blue color that at times looks blue and sometimes looks black n. black with a bit of blue …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blue-black — /blu ˈblæk/ (say blooh blak) noun 1. black tinged with blue, or with a blue sheen. –adjective 2. of this colour …   Australian English dictionary

  • blue-black — adjective of black tinged with blue (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑bluish black • Similar to: ↑achromatic, ↑neutral …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue-black — noun a) A very dark blue. b) Black with bluish highlights …   Wiktionary

  • blue black — n. dark blue color …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Blue-black Grosbeak — Male (above) and female (below) …   Wikipedia

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