Translation of "black" - English-Spanish dictionary

black

adjective uk /blæk/

A1 being the colour of the sky on a dark night

negro
a black jacket

A2 Someone who is black has the dark skin typical of people from Africa.

negro
black Americans

funny about unpleasant or frightening subjects

negro
black comedy
noun uk /blæk/

A2 the colour of the sky on a dark night

negro
She always dresses in black.
be in the black

If your bank account is in the black, it contains some money.

tener un saldo positivo
in black and white

printed in a book, newspaper, or official document

por escrito
Look at the contract – it’s all there in black and white.

(Translation of “black” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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?

(Translation of “black” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)