black art

noun

Definition of black art

: a skill or ability that seems mysterious or magical often used humorously
  • She's trying to master the black art of setting up a computer network.

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

art play
  1. : skill acquired by experience, study, or observation

  2. : a branch of learning:

  3. : one of the humanities

  1. : produced as an artistic effort or for decorative purposes

  1. : archaic present tense second-person singular of be

  1. — see -ard


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