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[jet-blak] /ˈdʒɛtˈblæk/
jet-black hair.
Origin of jet-black
First recorded in 1475-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • All colors are found on the coast of this island,—pink, brown, and jet black.

    The Pearl of India Maturin M. Ballou
  • Her head was small, and covered with rippling, jet black hair.

    Her Mother's Secret Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • Again, the big howitzers led the infernal orchestra pitting the face of no man's land with jet black blotches.

  • The moment his eye fell upon this jet black braid he was delighted.

    The Indian Fairy Book Cornelius Mathews
  • A pale flare of heat-lightning turned the world, momentarily, from jet black to a dim sulphur-color.

    Lad: A Dog Albert Payson Terhune
  • He was a conspicuous leader, jet black, and bald as a badger.

  • His hair was jet black and thinning slightly on top which gave him the appearance of much greater age than he could really claim.

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • And then what a famous breed of pointers he had, jet black and all black.

British Dictionary definitions for jet black

jet black

  1. a deep black colour
  2. (as adjective): jet-black hair
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