Definition of black tie in English:

black tie

Syllabification: black tie


1A black bow tie worn with a dinner jacket.
More example sentences
  • Men at their sides may have been attired in black frock coats, over waistcoats, white wing-collar shirts, black ties and top hats.
  • The boys were all in black dinner jackets and black ties.
  • Every week they dress up in dinner jackets and black ties to visit old people's homes and sing old and well-loved songs to their delighted audiences.
1.1Formal evening dress: the audience wears black tie [as modifier]: evening meals were black-tie affairs

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