COLOUR › being the colour of coal or of the sky on a very dark night: a black jacket
PERSON › Someone who is black has the dark skin typical of people from Africa: black athletes/Americans
OF BLACK PEOPLE › relating to black people: the black community
DRINK › Black tea or coffee has no milk or cream added to it.
HUMOUR › funny about unpleasant or frightening subjects: black comedy
ANGRY › angry: He gave her a black look.
SITUATION › If your situation or future is black, it is very bad. blackness noun [U]