Meaning of “coal black” in the English Dictionary

"coal black" in English

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coal blacknoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkəʊl ˈblæk/ us /ˌkoʊl ˈblæk/
adjective uk us

Examples from literature

  • Except for a white patch on its breast it was coal black. 
  • Her eyes were large and brown, the long eyebrows were coal black. 
  • The hair—which a few short hours ago had been nearly coal black—was now silvery white. 
  • The horses are coal black, and their eyes flash in the darkness like fire. 

(Definition of “coal black” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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