Blackness is the color that is closest to the color of the night sky. It's usually used to describe things that are dark or mysterious.

  • The blackness of the shadows made the room look scary.

  • The blackness of the night sky makes it difficult to see anything.

Definition of blackness


the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)


black, inkiness


total absence of light


black, lightlessness, pitch blackness, total darkness

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Example Sentences for blackness

  • 1

    Western Egyptologists depreciate the black race, and of cause the black people.

  • 2

    Black was ineligible for the prize.

  • 3

    Is that the pot or the black kettle

  • 4

    'Black marketeer' is not a swearword.

  • 5

    The Irish are the blacks of Europe.

  • 6

    The color of the jean is black.

  • 7

    The mascot is the black panther.

  • 8

    The night was pitchy black.

  • 9

    The points of the yoke are black.

  • 10

    The soil of the region in black.