Definition of Jet black

1. Noun. A very dark black.

Exact synonyms: Coal Black, Ebony, Pitch Black, Sable, Soot Black
Generic synonyms: Black, Blackness, Inkiness
Derivative terms: Ebonize

Definition of Jet black

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of jet-black) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jet Black

jet-propelled plane
jet black (current term)
jet bridge
jet bridges
jet d'eau
jet ejector pump
jet engine
jet engines
jet fighter
jet fighters
jet injection
jet injector
jet lag
jet lags
jet machine
jet nebuliser

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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