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pitch-black

[pich-blak] /ˈpɪtʃˈblæk/
adjective
1.
extremely black or dark as pitch:
a pitch-black night.
Origin of pitch-black
1590-1600
1590-1600
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  • A tiny, pitch-black closet opens out of the long room, and into this the Police plunge.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • The stem at the base is pitch-black, as will be seen in Figure 319.

  • So there I stood in the pitch-black dark, while all kinds of animals which I couldn't see chattered and jostled around me.

  • The world is plunged into an eternal warm, pitch-black night.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • The sky was pitch-black, and the wife and children walked the shore in silent fear.

    The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book Constance Cary Harrison
  • It was pitch-black in the woods; we couldn't keep the trail.

    Snow-Blind Katharine Newlin Burt
British Dictionary definitions for pitch-black

pitch-black

adjective
1.
extremely dark; unlit: the room was pitch-black
2.
of a deep black colour
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