black-and-blue

adjective \ ˌbla-kən-ˈblü \

Definition of black-and-blue

: darkly discolored from blood effused by bruising

First Known Use of black-and-blue

1568

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BLACK-AND-BLUE Defined for English Language Learners

black-and-blue

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

adjective \ ˌbla-kən-ˈblü \

Definition of black-and-blue for Students

: darkly discolored (as from a bruise)

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black-and-blue

adjective \ ˌblak-ən-ˈblü \

medical Definition of black-and-blue

: darkly discolored from blood effused by bruising


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