1. a black bow tie, worn with a dinner jacket.
2. semiformal evening wear for men (distinguished from white tie).
Pronunciation: (blak'tī'), [key]
requiring that guests wear semiformal attire, esp. that men wear black bow ties with tuxedos or dinner jackets: a black-tie dance. Cf. white-tie.
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