- dark or black as pitch: a pitch-dark night.
Origin of pitch-dark
First recorded in 1820–30
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Related Wordsdim, misty, murky, shadowy, overcast, somber, cloudy, dingy, gloomy, black, drab, foggy, dull, darkened, midnight, dark, sable, ebony, obsidian, raven
Examples from the Web for pitch-dark
He was still sleeping a death-like sleep in the pitch-dark room.Victor's Triumph
Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
The room is pitch-dark always, and it is full of tables and tomes.
The place was pitch-dark, but it was evident to me that it was an empty house.The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
When Ralph came to himself, he found that he was in a room that was pitch-dark.For the Liberty of Texas
The night was pitch-dark; and there was no light in the boat.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745
- extremely or completely dark
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