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'The Stooges' used to be ubiquitous, back in the '60s and '70s. They were on TV all the time, but they're not on so much anymore. Kids aren't getting the chance to watch them, not to mention the fact that kids don't really necessarily relate to black-and-white stuff.
Chris Diamantopoulos

Meaning of "black-and-white" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BLACK-AND-WHITE

black-and-white play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BLACK-AND-WHITE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Black-And-White is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BLACK-AND-WHITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

black-and-white

Black-and-white

Black-and-white, often abbreviated B/W or B&W, is a term referring to a number of monochrome forms in visual arts. Black-and-white images are not usually starkly contrasted black and white. They combine black and white in a continuum producing a range of shades of gray. Further, many prints, especially those produced earlier in the development of photography, were in sepia, which yielded richer, more subtle shading than reproductions in plain black-and-white. Color photography provides a much greater range of shade, but part of the appeal of black and white photography is its more subdued monochromatic character.

Definition of black-and-white in the English dictionary

The definition of black-and-white in the dictionary is a photograph, picture, sketch, etc, in black, white, and shades of grey rather than in colour.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BLACK-AND-WHITE

black widow
black widow spider
black woodpecker
black-and-blue
black-and-tan terrier
black-backed gull
black-coated
black-eyed pea
black-eyed Susan
black-footed ferret
black-headed gull
black-hearted
black-necked grebe
black-necked stork
black-on-black
black-tailed godwit
black-throated diver
black-throated whipbird
black-tie
black-water fever

WORDS THAT END LIKE BLACK-AND-WHITE

black and white
Chinese white
egg white
flat white
graphite
Hepplewhite
house white
in black and white
in the white
large white
lily-white
milk-white
milky-white
off-white
oyster white
oyster-white
small white
snow-white
the white
white
zinc white

Synonyms and antonyms of black-and-white in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «black-and-white» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BLACK-AND-WHITE

Find out the translation of black-and-white to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of black-and-white from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «black-and-white» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

黑白图像的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en blanco y negro
570 millions of speakers

English

black-and-white
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

काले और सफेद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأسود والأبيض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

черно- белый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

em preto e branco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাদাকালো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

en noir et blanc
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

hitam dan putih
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schwarz-Weiß-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

白黒の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

흑백의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

ireng lan putih
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trắng và đen
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கருப்பு வெள்ளை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

काळा आणि गोरा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

siyah ve beyaz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

in bianco e nero
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

czarno- biały
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чорно - білий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

negru - și - alb
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μαύρο και άσπρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

swart - en - wit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

svartvitt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

svart -hvitt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of black-and-white

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BLACK-AND-WHITE»

The term «black-and-white» is very widely used and occupies the 4.179 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BLACK-AND-WHITE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «black-and-white» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «black-and-white» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about black-and-white

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10 QUOTES WITH «BLACK-AND-WHITE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word black-and-white.
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Loni Anderson
Look at any black-and-white movie; everybody is smoking.
2
Dan Aykroyd
Parodies of commercials are by no means new and have been popular going back to black-and-white TV shows of the '50s.
3
Noah Baumbach
A lot of black-and-white films generally have a color version that will be used for TV.
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Noah Baumbach
I love black-and-white movies that are about contemporary subjects.
5
Jeff Bridges
I remember being on a black-and-white set all day and then going out into daylight and being amazed by the colour.
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Jeffrey Brown
I was always most interested in drawing - most of my childhood drawings are black-and-white line work. And when I kind of abandoned comics, through college and art school, I was doing a lot of painting. But once I started doing comics again, everything else just fell by the wayside.
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Bradley Cooper
I think if you live in a black-and-white world, you're gonna suffer a lot. I used to be like that. But I don't believe that anymore.
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Chris Diamantopoulos
'The Stooges' used to be ubiquitous, back in the '60s and '70s. They were on TV all the time, but they're not on so much anymore. Kids aren't getting the chance to watch them, not to mention the fact that kids don't really necessarily relate to black-and-white stuff.
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William Eggleston
A lot of my friends were mostly working in black-and-white - people like Lee Friedlander, Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, and others. We would exchange prints with each other, and they were always very supportive of what I was doing.
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Al Feldstein
There were some television sets back in the '50s, but they were expensive. People would gather at the rich guy's apartment down the hall to watch Milton Berle on his 10-inch black-and-white screen.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BLACK-AND-WHITE»

Discover the use of black-and-white in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to black-and-white and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Black and White
Four stories are told simultaneously, with each double-page spread divided into quadrants. The stories do not necessarily take place at the same moment in time, but are they really one story?
David Macaulay, 2005
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Black and White (And a Bit in Between): Timeless Interiors, ...
A sumptuously photographed tour of the celebrated designer's interiors features examples from more than 75 homes complemented by inspirational tips and professional tricks on everything from choosing paints and finishes to building nature ...
Celerie Kemble, 2011
3
America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible
In a book destined to become a classic, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom present important new information about the positive changes that have been achieved and the measurable improvement in the lives of the majority of African-Americans.
Stephan Thernstrom, Abigail Thernstrom, 2009
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My Life in Black and White
Now she's not sure what's worse: the scars she'll have to live with forever, or what she saw going on between her best friend and her boyfriend right before the accident.
Natasha Friend, 2012
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Arthritis in Black and White
Arthritis in Black and White, by Anne C. Brower, MD and Donald J. Flemming, MD, provides you with a concise, practical introduction to the radiographic diagnosis of arthritic disorders.
Anne C. Brower, Donald J. Flemming, 2012
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Black & White
Despite the rules of the land, Callum, a second-class white citizen, and Sephy, a black Cross, want to be together, but when Callum is caught on tape rescuing Sephy from an explosion, her powerful father seeks to have him hanged.
Malorie Blackman, 2007
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Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White
Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White is an arresting and moving personal story about childhood, race, and identity in the American South, rendered in stunning illustrations by the author, Lila Quintero Weaver.
Lila Quintero Weaver, 2012
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Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White
Filled with intimate vignettes, social-science research, legal cases, history, and journalistic reporting, a provocative glimpse into how changing concepts of racial identity will impact race relations in the new century discusses such ...
Frank H. Wu, 2003
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Love in Black and White: A Memoir of Race, Religion, and Romance
A dual portrait of the half-Jewish Secretary of Defense author and his African-American businesswoman wife recounts their experiences with racial and religious intolerance throughout the mid-twentieth century, in a personal account that ...
William S. Cohen, Janet Langhart Cohen, 2007
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The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White
A quintessential American story of slavery's lasting power traces the black and white sides of a slaveholding family's history, showing the inspiring rise of the family's black descendents and the fall of the formerly wealthy whites.
Henry Wiencek, 2000

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BLACK-AND-WHITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term black-and-white is used in the context of the following news items.
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Black and white cat's post office staff's best friend
Now, 18 years later, the black-and-white cat is as much a fixture as the weighing machine and mail bags, greeting tourists and locals from her ... «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
2
A Look at The Striking Low-Key Black-and-White Style of Film Noir …
Cinema and photography are two close-knit relatives that help us to tell stories through the use of a camera and mindful composition. This week ... «PetaPixel, Jul 15»
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Here's why Mad Max Fury Road as a black-and-white silent movie is …
With director George Miller announcing plans to release a silent black-and-white cut of Mad Max: Fury Road, we thought it would be cool to ... «Digital Spy UK, Jul 15»
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Myleene Klass wears black-and-white dress in central London …
And, even when the heat is - quite literally - on, Myleene Klass still managed to cut a stylish figure as London experiences it's hottest day in a ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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New Ricoh black-and-white printer brings affordable 'A3' power to …
MALVERN, Pa., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh today introduced a new compact, durable and affordable black-and-white printer designed to bring higher ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
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Kendrick Lamar Sees the World in Black-and-White in 'Alright' Video …
If this error is occurring repeatedly, we may be experiencing technical difficulties. We apologize for the inconvenience. Refresh Browser. «Yahoo Music, Jun 15»
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Harold Feinstein Dies at 84; Froze New York Moments in Black and
Harold Feinstein, whose celebrated series of black-and-white photographs of Coney Island in the 1950s established him as one of the most ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
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Rondal Partridge, noted black-and-white photographer, dies
Rondal Partridge, a well-known black-and-white California photographer influenced by his early work with famed photographers Ansel Adams ... «SFGate, Jun 15»
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Rachel Dolezal: The politics of race not-so-black-and-white
Rachel Dolezal presented herself as African-American for years, but her family has spoken out to say she's Caucasian. What constitutes race ... «CBC.ca, Jun 15»

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