the black arts

plural noun

Definition of the black arts

: magic that is associated with the devil or with evil spirits : black magic She was accused of practicing the black arts.

Learn More About the black arts

Dictionary Entries Near the black arts

the birds and the bees

the black arts

the black death

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for the black arts

Cite this Entry

“The black arts.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20black%20arts. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!