the black arts

plural noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : very dark in color

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

  1. : a pigment or dye of the color black : a black pigment or dye

  2. : the achromatic (see achromatic 3) color of least lightness characteristically perceived to belong to objects that neither reflect nor transmit light

  3. : something that is black: such as

  1. : to become black (see 1black)

  2. : to make black

  3. : to declare (something, such as a business or industry) subject to boycott by trade-union members

-ard arts
  1. : one that is characterized by performing some action, possessing some quality, or being associated with some thing especially conspicuously or excessively


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