Definition of Blackness

1. Noun. The quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white).

Exact synonyms: Black, Inkiness
Generic synonyms: Achromatic Color, Achromatic Colour
Specialized synonyms: Coal Black, Ebony, Jet Black, Pitch Black, Sable, Soot Black
Derivative terms: Black, Black, Black, Black, Inky
Antonyms: White



2. Noun. Total absence of light. "In the black of night"
Exact synonyms: Black, Lightlessness, Pitch Blackness, Total Darkness
Generic synonyms: Dark, Darkness
Derivative terms: Black, Lightless, Lightless, Pitch-black

Definition of Blackness

1. n. The quality or state of being black; black color; atrociousness or enormity in wickedness.

Definition of Blackness

1. Noun. The state, property or quality of being black. ¹

2. Noun. The result or product of being black. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blackness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blackness

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blackmailed
blackmailer
blackmailers
blackmailing
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blackmark
blackmarked
blackmarking
blackmarks
blackmoor
blackmoors
blackness (current term)
blacknesses
blackout
blackout lamp
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blackpoll
blackpolls
blackroot
blackroots
blacks
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blacksaunt
blackseed
blackshirt
blackshirts

Literary usage of Blackness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"It may perhaps be objected to this theory of the mechanical effect of darkness, that the ill effects of darkness or blackness seem rather mental than ..."

2. The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke (1865)
"It may perhaps be objected to this theory of the mechanical effect of darkness, that the ill effects of darkness or blackness seem rather mental than ..."

3. The Jonson Allusion-Book: A Collection of Allusions to Ben Jonson from 1597-1700 by Jesse Franklin Bradley, Joseph Quincy Adams (1922)
"Wee have here great Preparation for the Queen's Mask [of blackness]; ... The Queen hath likewise a great Mask [Jonson's Masque of blackness] in hand against ..."

4. The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke (1877)
"It may perhaps be objected to this theory of the mechanical effect of darkness, that the ill effects of darkness or blackness seem rather mental than corpo- ..."

5. Mathematical and Physical Papers by Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Baron John William Strutt Rayleigh (1883)
"The perfect blackness of the central spot was first explained by Poisson, in the case of a perpendicular incidence, who shewed that when the infinite series ..."

6. An Arabic-English Lexicon: Derived from the Best and the Most Copious by Edward William Lane (1885)
"(К :) the pi., applied to girls and to women, signifies [as above; or] having a blackness in their lips; (ТА ;) or having lips of a colour inclining a ..."

7. Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths by James Long (1881)
"Hell is the blackness of darkness, Jude 13; in earth there is some light; in hell none natural, artificial, or spiritual; in earth some comfort, ..."

8. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"It may perhaps be objected to this theory of the mechanical effect of darkness, that the ill effects of darkness or blackness seem rather mental than ..."

9. The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke (1865)
"It may perhaps be objected to this theory of the mechanical effect of darkness, that the ill effects of darkness or blackness seem rather mental than ..."

10. The Jonson Allusion-Book: A Collection of Allusions to Ben Jonson from 1597-1700 by Jesse Franklin Bradley, Joseph Quincy Adams (1922)
"Wee have here great Preparation for the Queen's Mask [of blackness]; ... The Queen hath likewise a great Mask [Jonson's Masque of blackness] in hand against ..."

11. The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke (1877)
"It may perhaps be objected to this theory of the mechanical effect of darkness, that the ill effects of darkness or blackness seem rather mental than corpo- ..."

12. Mathematical and Physical Papers by Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Baron John William Strutt Rayleigh (1883)
"The perfect blackness of the central spot was first explained by Poisson, in the case of a perpendicular incidence, who shewed that when the infinite series ..."

13. An Arabic-English Lexicon: Derived from the Best and the Most Copious by Edward William Lane (1885)
"(К :) the pi., applied to girls and to women, signifies [as above; or] having a blackness in their lips; (ТА ;) or having lips of a colour inclining a ..."

14. Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths by James Long (1881)
"Hell is the blackness of darkness, Jude 13; in earth there is some light; in hell none natural, artificial, or spiritual; in earth some comfort, ..."

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