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black and white


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Writing or print: saw their words in black and white.
  • n. A visual medium, as in photography or printmaking, employing only black and white or black, white, and values of gray: a film shot in black and white; a painting reproduced in black and white.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A 1970s police patrol car.
  • n. A type of giant cookie (about 8 inches diameter) with icing on the top side: half white, half dark chocolate.
  • adj. Representing colours with pure black and white tones or with shades of gray.
  • adj. Easily divided into diametrically opposing camps or schools of thought.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. writing or print.
  • n. See under Black.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not having or not capable of producing colors
  • n. communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
  • n. a black-and-white photograph or slide


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  • A ducklike creature with a black and white head and speckled black and white feathers waddled out of the bushes.

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  • Heart-wrenching photo exhibits showed large black and white images of the morning after the disaster, with dead bodies, many of them children, lining the streets awaiting identification.


  • FIFTYSOMETHING AND BEYOND Color floral prints are fine, but black and white florals reign supreme.

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  • Nonbelievers should watch the infamous landing of the hydrogen-floated blimp Hindenburg—a classic sequence in black and white found on CD-ROM encyclopedias as standard fare.

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  • Rather than put on what I wore before, I don an even grander ensemble of black and white silk brocade embroidered over every inch with thread of gold.

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  • She was a picture of black and white perfection, from the jet-blackness of her hair, eyes, and dress to the marble-white of her skin.

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  • Bob looked inside and saw a robotic-looking electric device that was like something out of an old black and white science fiction movie, with pulleys and fly wheels and an arm along one side; a stack of orange clay disks sat in a kind of magazine assembly up top.

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  • Arrayed with contemporary, apartment-style furnishings, many of them black and white the walls were pale plaster, the place was tidy, perhaps—like the boat—too tidy.

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  • A black and white illustration of Eliza Harris, holding a her son, Harry, in her arms and approaching Uncle Tom and Aunt Chloe, both standing at the doorway to Tom's cabin.

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  • Mrs. Nagy shows me their family photo album, full of those small black and white photos from the 1950s.

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