III. WORDS RELATING TO MATTER

III. ORGANIC MATTER

2. Sensation; special sensation; light; specific light

Blackness.

[Antonyms: whiteness.]

[Nouns] blackness; darkness (want of light). [more]; swartliness, lividity, dark color, tone, color; chiaroscuro [more].

nigrification, infuscation.

jet, ink, ebony, coal pitch, soot, charcoal, sloe, smut, raven, crow.

[Pigments] lampblack, ivory black, blueblack; writing ink, printing ink, printer's ink, Indian ink.

[Verbs] be black; render black

blacken, infuscate, denigrate; blot, blotch; smutch; smirch; darken [more].

[Adjectives] black, sable, swarthy, somber, dark, inky, ebon, atramentous, jetty; coal-black, jet-black; fuliginous, pitchy, sooty, swart, dusky, dingy, murky, Ethiopic; low-toned, low in tone; of the deepest dye.

black as jet, black as my hat, black as a shoe, black as a tinker's pot, black as November, black as thunder, black as midnight; nocturnal (dark) [more]; nigrescent; gray [more]; obscure [more].

[Adverbs] in mourning.

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