Black and Light


Black adjective - Having the color of soot or coal.
Usage example: a little black dress blends into the night very well

Light is an antonym for black in dark topic.


Light adjective - Of light complexion.
Usage example: her light skin tends to freckle easily in the sun

Black is an antonym for light in topics: simple, dark, blond, funny, content.

Common collocations

place black place light place

Both words in one sentence

  • You Are What You Hate There is a light-skinned black female character in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God who is contemptuous of dark-skinned black people.
  • Film / 12 Years a Slave The black skin tones in this movie range from very light to very dark, with Patsey, who is lauded (and hated) for her beauty, having skin nearly ebony-black.
  • Video Game / Pokémon Sun and Moon The character customization feature allows you to pick from four different profiles: Pale with blond hair, light with black hair, brown with brown hair, and dark with black hair◊.
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