black tie

Definitions of black tie
  1. noun
    a black bow tie worn with a dinner jacket
    see moresee less
    type of:
    bow tie, bow-tie, bowtie
    a man's tie that ties in a bow
  2. noun
    semiformal evening dress for men
    synonyms: dinner jacket, tux, tuxedo
    see moresee less
    type of:
    evening clothes, evening dress, eveningwear, formalwear
    attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
Word Family
EDITOR’S CHOICE

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by Vocabulary.com’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.

SAT/PSAT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

TOEFL

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week