Definition of Pitch black

1. Noun. A very dark black.

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pitch Black

pitcairn island
pitch a fit
pitch a tent
pitch accent
pitch and putt
pitch angle
pitch angle scattering
pitch apple
pitch around
pitch black (current term)
pitch blackness
pitch contour
pitch count
pitch counts
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pitch discrimination
pitch in
pitch into
pitch invasion
pitch mark
pitch out
pitch perception

Literary usage of Pitch black

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1. Hawthorne and His Circle by Julian Hawthorne (1903)
"... —A well-grown calf—An adventure in Monte Testaccio —A vision of death—A fantastic and saturnine genius —A pitch-black place—Illuminations and fireworks— ..."

2. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"... Linn., a flat beetle, four lines long, of a pitch-black colour, lound in nuts, bread, and the bark of trees : its larva is known in Provence under the ..."

3. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1892)
"Fore-leg pitch-black, towards the base of the femur browner ; trochanter and coxa light pitch-brown. Hinder-legs dull yellowish-amber colour, ..."

4. Entomologia Edinensis: Or A Description and History of the Insects Found in by James Wilson, James Duncan (1834)
"Head pitch-black, shining, rather narrower than the thorax, ... thorax pitch- black, glossy, impressed with two rows of punctures along the back, ..."

5. Metallurgy: The Art of Extracting Metals from Their Ores by John Percy (1875)
"Colour pitch-black; lustre fatty, here and there passing into vitreous; ... pure pitch-black ; lustre fatty ; easily rubbed to powder l>etween the fingers, ..."

6. Metallurgy: The Art of Extracting Metals from Their Ores by John Percy (1875)
"Colour pitch-black; lustre fatty, here and there passing into vitreous; fracture very uneven; ... pitch-black; lustre in the direction of the layers fatty, ..."

7. Mineralogy: An Introduction to the Study of Minerals and Crystals by Edward Henry Kraus, Walter Fred Hunt (1920)
"... pitch black bole) C—Long prismatic, prism Silky Greenish Silicate of Ca, ... rare Greasy pitch black M—Compact, granular, Translucent Brownish bladed, ..."

8. Heat Energy and Fuels: Pyrometry, Combustion, Analysis of Fuels and by Hanns Jüptner von Jonstorff, Oskar Nagel (1908)
"Compact, brittle to tough, mostly weak, black- brown to pitch black; ... Dense, conchoidal, pitch-black. So strong that it can be worked into ornaments. 12. ..."

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