adjective Date: 1933 characterized by or requiring the wearing of semiformal evening clothes consisting of a usually black tie and tuxedo for men and a formal dress for women <
a black-tie dinner
compare white-tie

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • black tie — noun uncount very formal men s clothes worn for a social event, usually including a black BOW TIE a. an event to which formal clothes are worn ╾ ,black tie adjective: a black tie occasion …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • black-tie — lack tie adj. requiring semiformal evening clothes, e. g. a black bowtie and a tuxedo or dinner jacket for men, and a formal dress for women; contrasted with {white tie}, for a fully formal occasion, and with {informal}, and {casual}. a black… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black-tie — adj a black tie event is one at which people wear special formal clothes, such as ↑tuxedos for men →↑white tie …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • black tie — black′ tie′ n. 1) clo a black bow tie, worn with semiformal evening dress 2) clo semiformal evening dress for men • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • black-tie — black′ tie′ adj. clo requiring that male guests wear semiformal evening dress: a black tie reception[/ex] • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • black tie — n. 1. a black bow tie, properly worn with a tuxedo 2. a tuxedo and the proper accessories …   English World dictionary

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  • black tie — ► NOUN ▪ men s formal evening wear …   English terms dictionary

  • Black tie — This article is about the dress code. For the country rock band, see Black Tie (band). Western dress codes Formal wear Formal Semi formal (including black tie) Informal Smart casual Business casual Casual Active attire …   Wikipedia

  • black-tie — adjective moderately formal; requiring a dinner jacket he wore semiformal attire a black tie dinner • Syn: ↑semiformal, ↑semi formal • Similar to: ↑formal * * * /blak tuy /, adj. requiring that guests wear …   Useful english dictionary

  • black tie — also black tie 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A black tie event is a formal social event such as a party at which people wear formal clothes called evening dress. Tonight the college is hosting a black tie dinner for 100 of its former students. 2) N UNCOUNT… …   English dictionary

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