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
: 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
: to become black (see 1black)
: to make black
: to declare (something, such as a business or industry) subject to boycott by trade-union members
: skill acquired by experience, study, or observation
: a branch of learning:
: one of the humanities
: produced as an artistic effort or for decorative purposes
: archaic present tense second-person singular ofbe
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