American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Deep black.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Black as jet; deep black. See first jet.
- n. a very dark black
- adj. of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
- From jet1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But the iconic Bettie, with her jet-black hair cut in those trademark bangs, would keep her mystique.”
“Her pantherine slink, jet-black hair and gap teeth have perhaps branded her as an ultimate femme fatale.”
“My fingers pushed into the jet-black waves of his hair, scrubbing over sand still on his scalp.”
“There she is—olive skin, jet-black hair, red lipstick, carrying white daisies.”
“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.”
“Her long, straight, jet-black hair, rested on her shoulders, blended in with her tight black t-shirt.”
“You can't help but connect to the natural beauty, like a jet-black nighttime sky filled with innumerable stars.”
“He was as tall as Raziel, with jet-black hair, cold blue eyes, and a merciless expression on his face.”
“At 12:30 I met the pastor, a man in his midthirties with jet-black hair, pale white skin, and penetrating beady eyes.”
“Rachel was model skinny, with jet-black hair, dark eyes, and pale skin.”
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