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black
British English: /blak/
American English: /blæk/

Translation of black in Italian:

adjective

  • 2 (African, Afro-Caribbean)
    also: Black
    (community, culture, president)
    (school)
    per neri
    a black man, woman
    un uomo, una donna di colore
  • 3 (without milk)
    (coffee)
    (tea)
    senza latte
  • 4 (dirty)
    (face, mark, towel)
  • 5 (macabre)
    (humour)
    black comedy
    black comedy

noun

  • 3 (Economics)to be in the black
    essere in credito o in attivo
    to stay in the black
    rimanere in credito o in attivo
    to put somebody back in the black
    fare tornare qualcuno in credito o in attivo
  • 5 (in snooker or pool)
    (palla) nera (feminine)

transitive verb

  • 2 (British English) (bruise) See examples:to black somebody's eye
    fare un occhio nero a qualcuno

Idioms

as black as coal o soot

black and blue

pieno di lividi

to beat somebody black and blue

[informal]
pestare qualcuno o fare qualcuno nero di botte

Phrasal verbs

black out:

1 black out 2 black [something] out, black out [something] 2.1 (hide all lights)
(house)
fare buio in
(stage)
2.2 (cut power)
interrompere la corrente, sospendere l'energia elettrica in
(area)
2.3 (suspend broadcasting) 2.4 (obliterate)

black up:

(actor)
annerirsi, scurirsi il viso

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