: extremely dark or black

Examples of pitch-black in a Sentence

finding anything in a pitch-black room is almost impossible a pitch-black cat with green eyes
Recent Examples on the Web Four increasingly weird seasons and one liberating network change later, Robert and Michelle King’s drama is an otherworldly wonder that interprets the dread of modern living through pitch-black humor, empathy, and an unfaltering undercurrent of hope. EW.com, 9 July 2024 In his free time, despite spending hours at the winery, Jason enjoys a glass of rich wine in the evening, sitting on the patio underneath the stars illuminating the pitch-black sky or watching the pink and orange hues of a sunset. Brianna Kamienski, USA TODAY, 9 June 2024 Read Next National Intoxicated teen vanished in ‘pitch-black’ field, CO cops say. Paloma Chavez, Sacramento Bee, 18 June 2024 But the dramedy had comparably dark competition in the comedy race last season; fellow series nominees included HBO’s pitch-black hitman thriller Barry and Netflix’s supernatural hourlong Wednesday. Tyler Coates, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for pitch-black 

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pitch-black was in 1598

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“Pitch-black.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitch-black. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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: extremely dark or black
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