American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Writing or print: saw their words in black and white.
- n. A visual medium, as in photography or printmaking, employing only black and white or black, white, and values of gray: a film shot in black and white; a painting reproduced in black and white.
- n. US, slang, law enforcement A 1970s police patrol car.
- n. A type of giant cookie (about 8 inches diameter) with icing on the top side: half white, half dark chocolate.
- adj. imaging Representing colours with pure black and white tones or with shades of gray.
- adj. figuratively Easily divided into diametrically opposing camps or schools of thought.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. writing or print.
- n. See under Black.
- adj. not having or not capable of producing colors
- n. communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
- n. a black-and-white photograph or slide
“A ducklike creature with a black and white head and speckled black and white feathers waddled out of the bushes.”
“Heart-wrenching photo exhibits showed large black and white images of the morning after the disaster, with dead bodies, many of them children, lining the streets awaiting identification.”
“FIFTYSOMETHING AND BEYOND Color floral prints are fine, but black and white florals reign supreme.”
“Nonbelievers should watch the infamous landing of the hydrogen-floated blimp Hindenburg—a classic sequence in black and white found on CD-ROM encyclopedias as standard fare.”
“Rather than put on what I wore before, I don an even grander ensemble of black and white silk brocade embroidered over every inch with thread of gold.”
“She was a picture of black and white perfection, from the jet-blackness of her hair, eyes, and dress to the marble-white of her skin.”
“Bob looked inside and saw a robotic-looking electric device that was like something out of an old black and white science fiction movie, with pulleys and fly wheels and an arm along one side; a stack of orange clay disks sat in a kind of magazine assembly up top.”
“Arrayed with contemporary, apartment-style furnishings, many of them black and white the walls were pale plaster, the place was tidy, perhaps—like the boat—too tidy.”
“A black and white illustration of Eliza Harris, holding a her son, Harry, in her arms and approaching Uncle Tom and Aunt Chloe, both standing at the doorway to Tom's cabin.”
“Mrs. Nagy shows me their family photo album, full of those small black and white photos from the 1950s.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘black and white’.
The bad news: There are possibly tens of thousands of colour collocations in English. The good news is that the pictures retrieved by Wordnik from flickr will probably match the terms this time.
Collocations with 'and' & 'or'
neither fish nor ..., neither hide nor ..., alive and kicking, all or nothing, an arm and a leg, apples and oranges, back and forth, be-all and end-all, bells and whistles, black and white, blood and guts, bow and arrow and 230 more...
alas and alack, apples and oranges, coffee and tea, cream and sugar, father and son, forgive and forget, ins and outs, kith and kin, knit and purl, milk and cookies, mother and daughter, odds and ends and 181 more...
Tolkien worked in the black section
of the dictionary at one point in his life
contrasting idioms incorporating 'and'
odds and ends, nook and cranny, plug and play, pick and roll, hunt and peck, nickel and dime, movers and shakers, salt and pepper, rack and ruin, profit and loss, rock and roll, rods and cones and 83 more...
A list of bear words, mostly real tending fair to fanciful after midday.
Trademark of Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report.
There's a fiction meme (mostly on Livejournal) where writers use words as a prompt for a short story snippet. I've been collecting the words that show up on these lists as prompts for creative writ...
by Barenaked Ladies.
With life just begun, my sleeping new son
Has eyes that roll back in his head
They flutter and dart, he slows down his heart
And pictures a world...
My favorite season.
I love it all, from the silence to the snow.
From the cold to the darkness.
It is for me.
Looking for tweets for black and white.