as black/dark as pitch

Definition of as black/dark as pitch

:extremely black/dark

Word by Word Definitions

black play
  1. : of the color black (see 2black 2)

  2. : very dark in color

  3. : having a very deep or low register (see 1register 4b)

  1. : a pigment or dye of the color black : a black pigment or dye

  2. : the achromatic (see achromatic 3) color of least lightness characteristically perceived to belong to objects that neither reflect nor transmit light

  3. : something that is black: such as

  1. : to become black (see 1black)

  2. : to make black

  3. : to declare (something, such as a business or industry) subject to boycott by trade-union members

dark play
  1. : devoid or partially devoid of light : not receiving, reflecting, transmitting, or radiating light

  2. : transmitting only a portion of light

  3. : wholly or partially black

  1. : a place or time of little or no light : night, nightfall

  2. : absence of light : darkness

  3. : a color of low or very low lightness : a dark or deep color

  1. : to grow dark (see 1dark)

  2. : to make dark

pitch play
  1. : a black or dark viscous substance obtained as a residue in the distillation of organic materials and especially tars

  2. : any of various bituminous substances

  3. : resin obtained from various conifers and often used medicinally

  1. : to cover, smear, or treat with or as if with pitch

  1. : to erect and fix firmly in place

  2. : to throw usually with a particular objective or toward a particular point : such as

  3. : to throw (a baseball) to a batter

  1. : slope

  2. : the distance between any of various things: such as

  3. : distance between one point on a gear tooth and the corresponding point on the next tooth


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