black tie Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “black tie” in the English Dictionary

"black tie" in British English

See all translations

black tienoun [U]

uk   /ˌblæk ˈtaɪ/  us   /ˌblæk ˈtaɪ/
clothes, including for men a black bow tie, worn for very formal social occasions: Do we need to wear black tie?
black-tie
adj uk   us  
a black-tie event Tonight's dinner is black-tie.
(Definition of black tie from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “black tie”
in Chinese (Simplified) (正式的)宴会礼服…
in Chinese (Traditional) (正式的)宴會禮服…
What is the pronunciation of black tie?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“black tie” in British English

A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

galaxy

one of the independent groups of stars in the universe

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More