as black/dark as pitch

Definition of as black/dark as pitch

  1. :  extremely black/dark

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  very dark in color

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

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

    :  one consisting largely of carbon

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

  1. :  to become black (see 1black)

    :  to make black

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

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

    :  transmitting only a portion of light

    :  wholly or partially black

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

    :  absence of light :  darkness

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

  1. :  to grow dark (see 1dark)

    :  to make dark

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

    :  any of various bituminous substances

    :  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

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

    :  to throw (a baseball) to a batter

  1. :  slope

    :  degree of slope :  rake

    :  the distance between any of various things: such as


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