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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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inviting entry by small insects, blackly vigorous and winged.
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The result is blackly amusing and just a little horrifying.
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The Beaver is a blackly humorous tale of a middle-aged man's emotional breakdown, which deals with mental illness, suicide and self-belief.