black–and–blue

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adjective \ˌbla-kən-ˈblü\

Definition of black–and–blue

  1. :  darkly discolored from blood effused by bruising

First Known Use of black–and–blue

1568


BLACK–AND–BLUE Defined for English Language Learners

black-and-blue

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adjective

Definition of black–and–blue for English Language Learners

  • : having dark marks (called bruises) on your skin because of being hit or injured


BLACK–AND–BLUE Defined for Kids

black–and–blue

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adjective \ˌbla-kən-ˈblü\

Definition of black–and–blue for Students

  1. :  darkly discolored (as from a bruise)


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black–and–blue

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adjective \ˌblak-ən-ˈblü\

Medical Definition of black–and–blue

  1. :  darkly discolored from blood effused by bruising


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