black collocations and examples

 UK /blæk/

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of the darkest colour


Adjectives frequently used before black
glossy, mattThe cat had glossy black fur.
Adverbs frequently used with black
completely, entirely, solidThe adult birds are almost completely black.
Nouns frequently used before black
jet, pitchThe whole stage was pitch black except for a spotlight in one corner.

Usage note

If someone is wearing black clothes, you can say that they are in black, dressed in black, or wearing black: He asked the name of the woman in black.


Nouns frequently used after black as
coal, ink, night, pitchThe clouds gathered, black as ink.
 
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