: involving a Black person against another Black person
black-on-black crime

Examples of black-on-black in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Gone Girl actor wore a muted black-on-black ’fit, while the Shotgun Wedding actress was all wrapped up in a bright white fuzzy jacket that definitely drew notice. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 21 Oct. 2023 Add some style juxtaposition with a feminine slip skirt and menswear blazer, or keep the look black-on-black with an LBD and sheer socks. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 10 Oct. 2023 Many of Lauren’s Ferraris are red, but the designer chose this black-on-black configuration. Paul Croughton, Robb Report, 4 Oct. 2023 In fact, the Only Murders in the Building actor appears to be summoning spooky season with her black-on-black Instagram selfie looks. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 12 Sep. 2023 The black-on-black and the black-on-white are now beginning to take off. Kyle Lamar Rice, Rolling Stone, 29 Aug. 2023 The musician served numerous vacation looks including a sweet couple’s black-on-black outfit. Jill Lupupa, Peoplemag, 15 Aug. 2023 This black-on-black dress watch has a streamlined design that's sleek as hell, and can be worn to work or more formal functions. Christian Gollayan, Men's Health, 19 July 2023 Fashion magazines predicted, accurately, that the star’s black-on-black wardrobe would launch a trend. Valli Herman, Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of black-on-black was in 1968

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“Black-on-black.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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