Definitions for lampblackˈlæmpˌblæk

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word lampblack

Princeton's WordNet

  1. carbon black, lampblack, soot, smut, crock(noun)

    a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink


  1. lampblack(Noun)

    An amorphous form of carbon made from incompletely burned organic matter; used to make pigments and inks.

  2. Origin: lamp + black

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lampblack(noun)

    the fine impalpable soot obtained from the smoke of carbonaceous substances which have been only partly burnt, as in the flame of a smoking lamp. It consists of finely divided carbon, with sometimes a very small proportion of various impurities. It is used as an ingredient of printers' ink, and various black pigments and cements

  2. Origin: [Lamp + black.]

Images & Illustrations of lampblack

Translations for lampblack

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for lampblack »


Find a translation for the lampblack definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these lampblack definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"lampblack." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 29 Nov. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for lampblack? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for lampblack:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.