[ jet-blak ]

  1. deep-black: jet-black hair.

Origin of jet-black

First recorded in 1475–85

Words Nearby jet-black Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use jet-black in a sentence

  • Again, the big howitzers led the infernal orchestra pitting the face of no man's land with jet black blotches.

  • Jet black ringlets—then in vogue—clustered round an exceedingly fair face, on which there dwelt the hue of robust health.

  • Violet embroidered two beautiful eyes in black and white, and a jet black nose-tip.

    The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • The complexion was not jet black, like the typical negro, but of a dull brown hue, the hair being somewhat similar in color.

    Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
  • The Semangs of Malacca are jet-black in color, with thick lips, flat nose, and protruding abdomen.

    Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris

British Dictionary definitions for jet black

jet black

    • a deep black colour

    • (as adjective): jet-black hair

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