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Noun: black tie  blak tI
  1. Semiformal evening dress for men
    - dinner jacket [Brit, Cdn], tux [N. Amer, informal], tuxedo [N. Amer]
  2. A black bow tie worn with a dinner jacket
Adjective: black-tie  blak tI
  1. Moderately formal; requiring a dinner jacket
    "a black-tie dinner";
    - semiformal, semi-formal

Derived forms: black ties

See also: formal

Type of: bow tie, bowtie, bow-tie, evening clothes, evening dress, eveningwear, formalwear

Encyclopedia: Black tie