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Translation of "black" - English-Spanish dictionary

black

adjective /blӕk/
of the colour/color in which these words are printed negro black paint. without light negro, oscuro a black night The night was black and starless. dirty negro His hands were black with engine grease. without milk solo black coffee. evil negro, negra black magic. belonging to or relating to a race of people with dark skin negro black activism/culture/music. blackness noun negrura, oscuridad the blackness of the night sky. blacken verb to make or become black ennegrecer, volverse negro, oscurecerse The sky blackened before the storm. to make to seem bad pintar mal a alguien o algo, mostrar el lado negativo The scandal had blackened his reputation. to clean with black polish embetunar He blackened his boots. black art/magic noun magic performed for evil reasons magia negra It was rumoured/rumored that she practised black magic. blackberry noun ( plural blackberries) a small soft black fruit that grows on a bush which has thorns Mora They went out picking blackberries (also adjective) blackberry jam/pie. blackbird noun a dark-coloured bird of the thrush family. mirlo blackboard noun a dark-coloured/-colored board for writing on in chalk (used especially in schools) pizarra The teacher wrote the title of the essay on the blackboard. blackbody noun ( plural blackbodies) (physics) a hypothetical object that could absorb all the radiation that falling on it. Cuerpo Negro There is no material that can truly be a blackbody. black box noun a built-in machine for automatic recording of the details of a plane’s flight caja negra They found the black box two miles away from the wreckage of the crashed plane. blackcurrant noun a small soft edible black berry that grows in bunches on a bush Grosellero Negro The bushes were bursting with juicy blackcurrants (also adjective) blackcurrant jam. the Black Death noun the plague that killed large numbers of people in Europe in the 14th to 18th centuries peste negra the reduction of the rural population after the Black Death. black economy noun ( plural black economies) (British ) illegal business activity or work that takes place secretly in order to avoid paying tax; underground economy (American) Mercado Negro The black economy accounts for a significant proportion of the country’s GDP. black eye noun an eye with bad bruising around it (eg from a punch) ojo amoratado/morado/a la funerala/a la virulé He emerged from the fight with a black eye. blackhead noun a small black-topped lump in a pore of the skin, especially of the face punto negro, comedón, espinilla a facial mask for cleansing blackheads. black hole noun (physics) an area in outer space where the force of gravity is so strong that it pulls everything nearby into it, including light Agujero Negro something that uses a lot of money without bringing any benefits Agujero Negro The venture turned out to be a financial black hole. a situation of sadness and hopelessness Pozo de desesperación After his wife’s death he found himself in a black hole of despair. (computing) a piece of data such as an email that disappears after being sent and does not reach its destination. Agujero negro blacklist noun a list of people etc who are out of favour/favor. lista negra Countries that failed to cooperate were placed on a blacklist blackmail verb to obtain money illegally from (a person), usually by threatening to make known something which the victim wants to keep secret chantajear The politician was being blackmailed by an ex-girlfriend. blackmailer noun chantajista The blackmailer was demanding a sum in excess of one million euros. Black Maria /məˈraiə/ noun (British, informal ) a prison van; police wagon (American) coche/furgón celular The policeman took the three suspects to the police station in a Black Maria. black market noun (a place for) the illegal buying and selling, at high prices, of goods that are scarce, rationed etc mercado negro You can get coffee on the black market. black marketeer noun a person who sells goods on the black market estraperlista, traficante en el mercado negro Blackmarketers are making huge profits by illegally importing the chemical. blackout noun (also outage) a period of a general power failure apagón an electricity blackout. a ban (on news etc) bloqueo (informativo) a blackout of news about the coup. a period of darkness produced by putting out all lights apagón the wartime blackout. a period of unconsciousness amnesia temporal, pérdida de consciencia He has had several blackouts during his illness. a brief, temporary loss of memory, as when an actor forgets his/her lines. lapsus mental; (neurología) desmayo (in the theatre) the putting out of the stage lights at the end of a scene etc. oscuro black sheep noun a member of a family or group who is unsatisfactory in some way oveja negra My brother is the black sheep of the family. blacksmith noun a person who makes and repairs by hand things made of iron herrero The blacksmith made a new shoe for the horse. black and blue adjective badly bruised amoratado, lleno de moratones, lleno de cardenales After the fight, the boy was all black and blue. black out phrasal verb to lose consciousness estar inconsciente, perder la consciencia He blacked out for almost a minute. in black and white in writing or print por escrito, sobre papel Would you put that down in black and white?
(Definition of black from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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