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English noun: blackness

1. blackness (attribute) the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)


Synonymsblack, inkiness


Broader (hypernym)achromatic color, achromatic colour


Narrower (hyponym)coal black, ebony, jet black, pitch black, sable, soot black


Antonymswhiteness, white

2. blackness (state) total absence of light


SamplesThey fumbled around in total darkness.
In the black of night.


Synonymsblack, lightlessness, pitch blackness, total darkness


Broader (hypernym)dark, darkness









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