black-tie


adjective

  1. requiring that guests wear semiformal attire, especially that men wear black bow ties with tuxedos or dinner jackets: a black-tie dance.

noun

  1. a black bow tie, worn with a dinner jacket.
  2. semiformal evening wear for men (distinguished from white tie).

noun

  1. a black bow tie worn with a dinner jacket
  2. (modifier) denoting an occasion when a dinner jacket should be worn

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