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blackness

[blak-nis] /ˈblæk nɪs/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being black.
2.
the quality or state of being a black person.
3.
Origin of blackness
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see black, -ness
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  • Ivory Black is made from ivory and bone charred to blackness.

  • blackness had descended on them again, except for the dull glow of K.'s old pipe.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Then the orange and crimson changed to purple, deepening and deepening into blackness until day was done.

  • All this must not be eclipsed in the blackness of the Black Country.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • Through the tall open windows the wind brought the warm night in with a soft rush of blackness.

    Narcissus Evelyn Scott
Word Origin and History for blackness
n.

late 14c., from black (adj.) + -ness.

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