Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Extremely dark; black as pitch.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Black as pitch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Black as pitch or tar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective very dark; without light.

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

  • noun a very dark black
  • adjective extremely dark

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Examples

  • Twisting in the pitch-black water, he raised his hands and felt slippery limestone above him.

    The Omega Theory

  • It was pitch-black at the bottom of the stairway, but then the rabbi flipped the light switch and David saw a large room with cinderblock walls.

    The Omega Theory

  • Jeffery Wagner for The Wall Street Journal Through the goggles, the landscape, including Mr. Coiner, seen here, appears bathed in green light despite the pitch-black night.

    Wild Pig Hunting

  • Every fifty feet or so it turned to the left or right, and because the tunnel was pitch-black there was no way to see the turns coming.

    The Omega Theory

  • Twisting in the pitch-black water, he raised his hands and felt slippery limestone above him.

    The Omega Theory

  • The men advanced in the sweltering, pitch-black night, scanning the landscape with night-vision goggles and armed with semiautomatic rifles fitted with silencers.

    Special Ops, Pig Patrol: Commando Wannabes Stalk Porky

  • Again, I have difficulty separating personal experience from a purely civilian perspective; I have had to rely on a second (and third) magazine, and was able to accomplish that smoothly in pitch-black conditions.

    This thing doesn't have a handguns option. I'm looking at getting a Beretta 92FS.

  • Again, I have difficulty separating personal experience from a purely civilian perspective; I have had to rely on a second (and third) magazine, and was able to accomplish that smoothly in pitch-black conditions.

    This thing doesn't have a handguns option. I'm looking at getting a Beretta 92FS.

  • We should exercise at least as much caution with those we'll be stuck with in a succession of pitch-black chambers over the subsequent 45 minutes.

    Lacking Blind Faith

  • It was pitch-black at the bottom of the stairway, but then the rabbi flipped the light switch and David saw a large room with cinderblock walls.

    The Omega Theory

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