black and white

1) COLOUR In a black and white photograph or film, everything is shown in black, white, and grey.

...a black-and-white photo of the two of us together.

...old black and white film footage...

The pictures were in black and white.

2) ADJ: usu ADJ n A black and white television set shows only black-and-white pictures.
3) ADJ A black and white issue or situation is one which involves issues which seem simple and therefore easy to make decisions about.

But this isn't a simple black and white affair, Marianne...

She saw things in black and white.

Syn:
4) PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR You say that something is in black and white when it has been written or printed, and not just said.

He'd seen the proof in black and white...

Maybe you don't want to read about Doug's death in black and white.


English dictionary. 2008.

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