Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Deep black.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. coal-black; the blackest black
  • adj. coal-black; of the blackest black

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Black as jet; deep black. See first jet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the deepest black; black as jet.
  • n. A deep black color; specifically, an acid coal-tar color of the disazo type, derived from disulpho-azo-benzene-alpha-naphthylamine. It dyes wool a deep bluish black in a mildly acid or neutral bath.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
  • n. a very dark black

Etymologies

From jet1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • But the iconic Bettie, with her jet-black hair cut in those trademark bangs, would keep her mystique.

    A Revealing Pin-Up's Story

  • Her pantherine slink, jet-black hair and gap teeth have perhaps branded her as an ultimate femme fatale.

    Repertory Film: No-Holds-Barred Cinema

  • My fingers pushed into the jet-black waves of his hair, scrubbing over sand still on his scalp.

    Arcane Circle

  • There she is—olive skin, jet-black hair, red lipstick, carrying white daisies.

    Soul Trapper

  • I noticed that the woman had two big orange circles painted on each cheek, thick blue eye shadow, and very few teeth; above her real eyebrows she had painted two jet-black fake ones.

    The Memory Palace

  • Her long, straight, jet-black hair, rested on her shoulders, blended in with her tight black t-shirt.

    Kalia N. Baker: The Scholar and the Stripper

  • You can't help but connect to the natural beauty, like a jet-black nighttime sky filled with innumerable stars.

    Marcia G. Yerman: Nature Lessons From Vermont

  • He was as tall as Raziel, with jet-black hair, cold blue eyes, and a merciless expression on his face.

    Raziel

  • At 12:30 I met the pastor, a man in his midthirties with jet-black hair, pale white skin, and penetrating beady eyes.

    Recovering From Religious Abuse

  • Rachel was model skinny, with jet-black hair, dark eyes, and pale skin.

    At Hidden Falls

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