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black-and-white

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adjective \ ˌbla-kən-ˈhwīt , -ˈwīt \

Definition of black-and-white

1 :partly black and partly white in color
2 :being in writing or print
3 :executed in dark pigment on a light background or in light pigment on a dark ground
  • a black-and-white drawing
4 :monochrome 2
  • black-and-white film
  • black-and-white television
5 a :sharply divided into good and evil
b :evaluating or viewing things as either all good or all bad
  • black-and-white morality
c :sharply defined :clear-cut
  • the truth is not always black-and-white

First Known Use of black-and-white

14th century


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black-and-white

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Definition of black-and-white

Origin and Etymology of black-and-white

from a common color scheme for such cars


black and white

noun

Definition of black and white

2 :a drawing or print done in black and white or in monochrome
3 :monochrome reproduction of visual images (as by photography or television)

First Known Use of black and white

1569


BLACK-AND-WHITE Defined for English Language Learners

black-and-white

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adjective

Definition of black-and-white for English Language Learners

  • : partly black and partly white in color

  • : having, showing, or producing pictures that do not have colors except for black, white, and shades of gray

  • : involving a simple choice between things that are clearly opposite and especially between good and bad or right and wrong


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