Definition of Black tie

1. Noun. Semiformal evening dress for men.




2. Noun. A black bow tie worn with a dinner jacket.
Generic synonyms: Bow Tie, Bow-tie, Bowtie

Definition of Black tie

1. Noun. Evening dress; a standard of dress which is less formal than white tie, consisting of black dinner jacket or tuxedo jacket, and matching trousers, white shirt and black bow tie or, possibly military dress or national costume. ¹

2. Noun. (&lit black tie) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Black Tie

black snakeroot
black spleenwort
black spore
black spot
black spots
black spruce
black squirrel
black stork
black stuff
black sumac
black swan
black swans
black tarantula
black tea
black tern
black tie (current term)
black tinamou
black tinamous
black tongue
black tree fern
black triangle
black truffle
black turnstone
black up
black urine
black vomit
black vulture
black vultures
black walnut

Literary usage of Black tie

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Composition as a Social Problem by Sterling Andrus Leonard (1917)
"... whether cheapness or slovenliness in word choices, than it would be to forcibly fasten on the boy a black tie instead of the green and purple one he ..."

2. Scrapbook (1906)
"There are but two possible variations of this costume: one, the Tuxedo, which may be worn for informal affairs (a black tie goes with this) ; the other is ..."

3. An Introduction to Science by Bertha May Clark (1915)
"The collar is very dark, the black tie and gray coat white, ... The plate shows all gradations of intensity — the tidy is dark, the black tie is light. ..."

4. English Composition as a Social Problem by Sterling Andrus Leonard (1917)
"... whether cheapness or slovenliness in word choices, than it would be to forcibly fasten on the boy a black tie instead of the green and purple one he ..."

5. Scrapbook (1906)
"There are but two possible variations of this costume: one, the Tuxedo, which may be worn for informal affairs (a black tie goes with this) ; the other is ..."

6. An Introduction to Science by Bertha May Clark (1915)
"The collar is very dark, the black tie and gray coat white, ... The plate shows all gradations of intensity — the tidy is dark, the black tie is light. ..."

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