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Definition of "pitch-dark" [pitch•-dark]

  • Extremely dark. (adjective)

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 "pitch-dark" in a sentence
  • "He stared in front of him, but as it was still pitch-dark at the other side of the one-way glass there was only total blackness."
  • "The room was pitch-dark, but Michael felt mattresses and piles of clothes under his feet."
  • "It would describe Jesus' birth in a pitch-dark cave, amid piles of oxen scat and filthy hay and poor travelers elbowing into the Holy Family's space, Joseph worn out from a frantic search for an inn, Mary all alone as her water breaks and her pain hits excruciating levels."
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