in black and white


: in written or printed form
I want to see it in black and white.
: in a way that involves a simple choice between two opposite things (such as good and bad or right and wrong)
She sees everything in black and white.
: using equipment that produces only black-and-white pictures
a movie filmed in black and white.

Examples of in black and white in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s decorated in black and white stripes and includes several portraits of Choupette photographed by the designer. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 29 Sep. 2023 So, now he's got it in black and white, so there can be no question. CBS News, 13 Aug. 2023 Print Color Most shipping labels are printed in black and white. Stephen Slaybaugh, Popular Mechanics, 11 Aug. 2023 Or maybe the leniency was due to the fact that, as the state of Israel apparently noted in black and white in the accusation against him, there were no victims, no damage, and no claims. Oleh Sentsov, The New Yorker, 10 Aug. 2023 Gunton underscores that none of what is presented onscreen is simple or exists in black and white. Emily Zemler, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2023 Philo has a go-to uniform, mostly in black and white that’s tried and tested. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 30 Oct. 2023 Echoing Billy Wilder’s amazingly bitter original film, the entire production happens in black and white — until, that is, the blood. David Benedict, Variety, 18 Oct. 2023 The video shows snippets of the couple's relationship in black and white, starting with footage from their wedding. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 18 Oct. 2023 See More

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“In black and white.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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