Definition of 'blackout'
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Heavy, blackout material, I noted, and glanced around, no less jittery now that I could see. NIGHT SISTERS (2002)exclaimed Trish, and began to run up the hill, pausing only to call over her shoulder, `Don't forget the blackout ! THE HARDIE INHERITANCE (2002)They were thick velvet, lined with an extra insulating layer, and when drawn, as effective as the blackout. TIME OF THE WOLF (2002)
It bit your hand, and within a few minutes you felt terrible pain and nausea, and then blackout. THE BIRTHDAY OF THE WORLD (2002)
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Translations for 'blackout'
British English: blackout /ˈblækaʊt/ NOUN
A blackout is a period of time during a war in which the buildings in an area are made dark for safety reasons.
The last show had to be over before the blackout began.
- American English: blackout
- Arabic: تَعْتِيم
- Brazilian Portuguese: blecaute
- Chinese: 灯火管制
- Croatian: zamračenje
- Czech: zatemnění
- Danish: mørklægning
- Dutch: black-out
- European Spanish: oscurecimiento de la ciudad para que esta no sea visible desde los aviones enemigos fallo
- Finnish: pimennys
- French: panne d’électricité
- German: Verdunkelung
- Greek: μπλακ άουτ
- Italian: blackout
- Japanese: 灯火管制
- Korean: 등화관제
- Norwegian: blackout
- Polish: zaciemnienie
- European Portuguese: apagão
- Romanian: blackout
- Russian: затемнение
- Spanish: apagón
- Swedish: strömavbrott
- Thai: การดับไฟ
- Turkish: karartma
- Ukrainian: затемнення
- Vietnamese: sự mất điện
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