Meaning of “pitch-dark” in the English Dictionary

"pitch-dark" in British English

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pitch-darkadjective

uk /ˌpɪtʃˈdɑːk/ us /ˌpɪtʃˈdɑːrk/ also pitch-black
pitch-darkness
noun [ U ] uk us also pitch-blackness

Suddenly the lights went out, and the house was left in pitch-darkness.

(Definition of “pitch-dark” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pitch-dark" in American English

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pitch-darkadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈpɪtʃ ˈdɑrk/

completely dark:

In winter it was already pitch-dark by 5.

(Definition of “pitch-dark” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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