Black is the color of coal, ebony, and the night sky. It is the very darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light. It is the opposite of white.
In the Western World, it is the color most commonly associated with mourning, the end, secrets, magic, power, violence, evil, and elegance.
Famous quotes containing the word black:
“In the black of desire
we rock and grunt, grunt and
—Denise Levertov (b. 1923)
“... black women have always found that in the social order of things were the least likely to be believedby anyone.”
—Joycelyn Elders (b. 1933)
“A body would think that your heart was as black as your face. People thinks now that sweeps is black all through instead of black all over.”
—Robert N. Lee, and Rowland V. Lee. Tom Clink (Ernest Cossart)