: deep black in color : black as jet
jet-black hair

Examples of jet-black in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No, really: Sweeney wore a short, jet-black choppy bob wig styled by celebrity hairstylist Glen Coco, complete with full-frontal bangs that was very Billie-inspired. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 7 May 2024 On one end of the room is a makeshift photo studio—a jet-black quadcopter drone sits on a long white sheet, waiting for its close-up. Justin Ling, WIRED, 2 May 2024 Lovato was previously seen rocking a longer jet-black bob with a side parting, which has become her staple hairstyle over the past few months. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 27 Apr. 2024 In a form-fitting black cocktail dress covered with sequined third eye appliques and a net mermaid flounce from the knees to the floor and a jet-black, high-rise bouffant, her reserve crumbled into a massive wave of emotion that even dwarfed her sartorial drama. Holly Gleason, Variety, 24 Apr. 2024 Specifically, a long-beloved lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury, a classic jet-black eyeliner from Urban Decay, and a sparkling brown eyeshadow from Beautycounter. Allure Editors, Allure, 22 Apr. 2024 Shiny jet-black walls inject a dose of drama into the guest bedroom, and the guest bath off the kitchen includes a laundry closet, so there’s no need for anyone to schlep to the building’s common laundry room. Mark David, Robb Report, 9 Apr. 2024 The hundreds on Luna Pier beach cheered as the darkness reached its peak, and the total eclipse could be viewed in the sky with the naked eye, the sun's glowing, dancing corona edge visible around a jet-black circle. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, 8 Apr. 2024 Flo Milli, for one, rocked a jet-black purple bouffant and Chlöe was found with a fanned updo. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 8 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jet-black was in the 15th century

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“Jet-black.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jet-black. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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