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adjective black pronunciation in British English /blæk/
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adjectiveblack
comparativeblacker
superlativeblackest
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  1. 1
    having the darkest colour, like the sky at night when there is no light
    He was wearing black shorts.
    Black cats are sometimes thought to be lucky.
    clouds of thick black smoke
  2. 2

    black

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    Black

    belonging or relating to a race of people with dark skin, especially people whose families were originally from Africa
    She was the first black woman barrister in the UK.
    Dr King was a leader in the Black community.
    a famous black actor
  3. 3
    tea or coffee that is black has no milk in it
    Do you take your coffee black or white?
  4. 4
    making people feel unhappy or lose hope
    one of the blackest moments in British history
    It’s a black day for the car industry.
  5. 7
    literary evil or cruel
    a black deed
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