in black and white

Definition of in black and white

  1. 1 :  in written or printed form I want to see it in black and white.

  2. 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. 3 :  using equipment that produces only black-and-white pictures a movie filmed in black and white.

Word by Word Definitions

blackplay
  1. :  of the color black (see 2black 2)

    :  very dark in color

    :  having a very deep or low register (see 1register 4b)

  1. :  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

  1. :  to become black (see 1black)

    :  to make black

    :  to declare (as a business or industry) subject to boycott by trade-union members

whiteplay
  1. :  free from color

    :  of the color of new snow or milk

    :  of the color white

  1. :  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

  1. :  whiten


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