in black and white
Definition of in black and white
1 : in written or printed form I want to see it in black and white.
2 : 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.
3 : using equipment that produces only black-and-white pictures a movie filmed in black and white.
Word by Word Definitions
: a pigment or dye of the color black : a black pigment or dye
: one consisting largely of carbon
: the achromatic (see achromatic 3) color of least lightness characteristically perceived to belong to objects that neither reflect nor transmit light
: to become black (see 1black)
: to make black
: to declare (as a business or industry) subject to boycott by trade-union members
: free from color
: of the color of new snow or milk
: of the color white
: the achromatic object color of greatest lightness characteristically perceived to belong to objects that reflect diffusely nearly all incident energy throughout the visible spectrum
: a white or light-colored part of something: such as
: a mass of albuminous material surrounding the yolk of an egg
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