Definition of black and blue in English:

black and blue

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  • Covered in livid bruises: he earnt good money being beaten black and blue as a prize fighter
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    • She suffered a badly cut leg and was black and blue with bruising.
    • So anyway, he was black and blue too, but his injury was all covered by hair.
    • Physically it had torn her up, broken her, left her with bruises with weeks, everywhere, black and blue.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody