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Definition of "black art" [black• art]

  • Black magic; witchcraft. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "black art" in a sentence
  • "Those who practise the black art are all "wizards" or "witches" -- names never given to practisers of the white art."
  • "One night, back in acting class, while I am sitting in the dark taking scrupulous notes in the giant black art notebook I am never without, my repetitively Oscar-thanked acting teacher interrupts himself midcritique, of two actors we are barely enduring, to announce, “Moon, you look like a writer.”"
  • "There were a good many professors of the black art at this date, and Lilly studied under one Evans, a scoundrelly ex-parson from Wales, until, according to Lilly's own account, he discovered Evans to be the cheat he undoubtedly was."