Definition of “blackness” - English Dictionary


“blackness” in English

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blacknessnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈblæk.nəs/ us /ˈblæk.nəs/

Examples from literature

  • All round the hull, in the blackness, the rippling current bubbled and chattered like a little mountain stream. 
  • Both Keenan and Frank started, and peered through the blackness. 
  • In the blackness a faint streak of light showed the location of the crack in the wall. 
  • Paul's spirits rose with the blackness of the night and the wildness of the rain. 
  • The darkness is thinning, and the blackness turning grey. 

(Definition of “blackness” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“blackness” in American English

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blacknessnoun [ U ]

us /ˈblæk·nəs/

the quality of being very dark:

In such complete blackness, we couldn’t see a thing.

(Definition of “blackness” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)