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black

1. Of coffee, served or consumed without cream or sugar. I like my coffee black. A: "Would you like any cream or sugar in your coffee?" B: "No, black is fine, thanks."
2. Having morbid or grisly elements. Usually used in contrast or complement to satiric humor. The director's new black comedy offers a biting critique of modern capitalism. The play is full of pitch-black humor that will make you chuckle while squirming with discomfort.
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black

mod. without cream or milk. (Said of coffee.) Black coffee, good and hot, please.
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My best bargain are my black Joseph trousers, which cost a fiver.
Liz appears to have settled on one comfy outfit - a red and black stripy jumper with black Joseph jacket and trousers.
There's black Joseph Robinson, a steelworkers union local president, swallowing white racism in the service of a higher cause:
In a stylish black Joseph dress and Gucci sunglasses, Emily couldn't be more different from her Summer Bay alter ego whom she played, on and off, for eight years.