1. [ noun ] (color) the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
Synonyms: black
Related terms: white achromatic_color coal_black blacken
2. [ noun ] total absence of light
Synonyms: total_darkness pitch_blackness black lightlessness

"they fumbled around in total darkness" "in the black of night"

Related terms: dark
Similar spelling:   bleakness