Definition of lampblack in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlampˌblak/


A black pigment made from soot.
Example sentences
  • The vast majority of black pigments consist of finely divided particles of carbon-carbon black or lampblack.
  • Indian or Chinese ink is essentially lampblack (carbon ink) which is mixed with gum and resin and hardened by baking.
  • The firm bought and sold fancy goods, sheet iron, iron and brass nails, slate boards and other slate products, lampblack and resin, and children's toys made of wood and papier-mache.

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Syllabification: lamp·black

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