Definition of Jet-black

1. Adjective. Of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal.

Exact synonyms: Coal-black, Jet, Pitchy, Sooty
Similar to: Achromatic, Neutral
Derivative terms: Pitch, Soot



Definition of Jet-black

1. Noun. coal-black; the blackest black ¹

2. Adjective. coal-black; of the blackest black ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Jet-black

jestest
jesteth
jestful
jestfully
jestfulness
jesting
jestingly
jestings
jestress
jestresses
jests
jesty
jesuit
jesuits
jet
jet-black (current term)
jet-engine
jet-lagged
jet-pack
jet-packs
jet-propelled
jet-propelled plane
jet-setter
jet-setters
jet-setting
jet-ski
jet black
jet bridge
jet bridges
jet d'eau

Literary usage of Jet-black

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

1. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1899)
"A transverse row of irregular shiny jet black tubercles appear on each segment as ... Thoracic feet shiny jet black, prolegs black, tipped with dull red. ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events (1876)
"... and a dull, jet-black lustre, with a thickness of from three to four feet. It is known as block-coal, and is specially adapted to the smelting of iron. ..."

3. William Winston Seaton of the "National Intelligencer".: A Biographical Sketch by Josephine Seaton (1871)
"... contrasted with the white satin folds and her jet black curls ; but her demeanor is so far removed from the hauteur generally attendant on royalty, ..."

4. Papers of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University by Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (1900)
"A possible objection to this assertion might be that in Mexican pictography, the mirror is invariably represented as jet- black, in a white or red frame. ..."

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