Definition of Black-tie

1. Adjective. Moderately formal; requiring a dinner jacket. "A black-tie dinner"

Exact synonyms: Semi-formal, Semiformal
Similar to: Formal

Definition of Black-tie

1. Adjective. Moderately formal; usually requiring a dinner jacket (tuxedo) for men. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Black-tie

black-stem spleenwort
black-stemmed spleenwort
black-striped wallabies
black-striped wallaby
black-tailed deer
black-tailed godwit
black-tailed godwits
black-tailed jackrabbit
black-tailed jackrabbits
black-throated antshrike
black-throated antshrikes
black-throated diver
black-tie (current term)
black-tongue disease
black-water rafting
black-winged stilt
black Angus
black Hollander
black Irish
black abalone
black abalones
black alder
black alders
black and blue
black and gold garden spider

Literary usage of Black-tie

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1. English Composition as a Social Problem by Sterling Andrus Leonard (1917)
"... whether cheapness or slovenliness in word choices, than it would be to forcibly fasten on the boy a black tie instead of the green and purple one he ..."

2. Scrapbook (1906)
"There are but two possible variations of this costume: one, the Tuxedo, which may be worn for informal affairs (a black tie goes with this) ; the other is ..."

3. An Introduction to Science by Bertha May Clark (1915)
"The collar is very dark, the black tie and gray coat white, ... The plate shows all gradations of intensity — the tidy is dark, the black tie is light. ..."

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