blackness

[blak-nis]

noun

the quality or state of being black.
the quality or state of being a black person.

Origin of blackness

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at black, -ness
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Word Origin and History for blackness
n.

late 14c., from black (adj.) + -ness.

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