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black-and-white

black-and-white \black-and-white\, black and white \black and white\adj. (Photography, Imaging; Printing) depicted only in black and white colors, or in shades of gray; also called monochromatic and monochrome; -- of images. Opposite of color or in color, and contrasting with polychrome technicolor three-color; as, a black-and-white TV; black-and-white film; the movie ``Schindler's List'' was shot in black and white.

Syn: black and white, monochromatic, monochrome.

black-and-white

black-and-white \black-and-white\, black and white \black and white\n. print or writing, especially the result of the printing process.

Syn: print.

Wiktionary
black-and-white

a. 1 Of art, a photograph or photography, using shades of grey/gray rather than colour/color. 2 Of a television or monitor, displaying images in shades of grey/gray rather than colour/color. 3 (label en figurative) classify people, objects or concepts as two polar opposites, especially "right" and "wrong"; dichotomous and inflexible. 4 (alternative form of black and white lang=en nodot=1) (gloss: easily divided into diametrically opposing camps)

WordNet
black-and-white
  1. adj. not having or not capable of producing colors; "black-and-white film"; "a black-and-white TV"; "the movie was in black and white" [syn: black and white(p)] [ant: color]

  2. of a situation that is sharply divided into mutually exclusive categories; "he rejected a black-and-white world"; "there are no black-and-white certainties"; "there were no gray areas, you were either for him or against him, he was all black-and-white"

Usage examples of "black-and-white".

Then she retraced her steps, stopping in front of a shop window filled with tatty polyester lingerie in large sizes and boldly artificial-looking wigs: pink Afros, platinum blond falls, black-and-white Cruella De Vil tresses.

She nodded briskly when Feeney and McNab, then a trio of black-and-whites braked in front of the building.

He ushered them in, and Hester could not help glancing around the perfectly proportioned hallway with its black-and-white flagged floor leading to a magnificent staircase, and the walls hung with ancient armor, decorated swords, and flintlocks, stocks inlaid with gold wire and mother-of-pearl.

Besides the Grange and the Castle keep, she could now pick out the church and the black-and-white gables of the George.

They had ratlike incisors, and a humble verminous look compared to Noth and his family, their black-and-white fur patchy and filthy.

Two black-and-whites were parked nearby, radios providing a squawking counterpoint to the murmurs of the gathering crowd.

On hearing his name, Franklin lifted his troubled, regal head from the recesses of the hatchback, and I saw the black-and-white markings of an English setter.

It was a black-and-white print of a woman in a white smocklike affair holding a baby dressed in what looked to Moon like pajamas.

Rufus Bell was downstairs in his little asbestos empire, smoking unfiltered Camels and watching television on a little black-and-white set he had poised on an upended bucket, when Marsha drove her shoulder into the steel door of the boiler room.

He wondered who the black-and-white gang was, and if they knew the Vipers had claimed the streets around Golden House.

But they were as pitiless and unsubtle as the stark black-and-white land that sheltered them, and they had killed almost casually the handful of off worlders who had gotten in their way.

In the living room behind him stood his wife, her arms full of a squirming black-and-white cocker spaniel, one hand firmly clamped over its muzzle.

Only one picture hung on the walls, a small black-and-white photograph of Ahmad Jamal sitting at his piano, looking out at the viewer from a narrow black wooden frame.

It was a beautiful old building, Barbara thought, picking up her pace just slightly as she turned right and continued on down the corridor, lined with old black-and-white photographs of long-ago alumnae.

Humans could not see into that neighboring universe where cats went when sidled and in which string structure was obvious, but she could just make out Arhu's little black-and-white shape, trailing radiance from passing resonated hyperstrings as he ran.