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  • (adj) moderately formal; requiring a dinner jacket



  1. Competitions in foil, saber and pe are black-tie occasions Cyrano de Bergerac hung over the parapet, taunting the standards of 20th century swordsmanship.
  2. If Sicko doesn't win over the audience at tonight's black-tie world premiere, Moore's francophilia should do the trick.
  3. Even by her own exacting standards, the black-tie gala that Houston socialite Becca Cason Thrash organized in Paris on June 10 was exceptional.


  1. Zoofari: Griffin & The Gargoyles

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Dine and dance under the stars at the Saint Louis Zoo’s biennial creative black-tie party,...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: FOX 2 News St. Louis

  2. L.A. mayor-elect Eric Garcetti favors low-key over glitz

    Garcetti's made few major announcements, his transition team is short on big names and he's forgoing a black-tie inaugural ball. He's also on a city listening tour. When it comes to glitz and showmanship, L.A.'s next mayor is taking things down a notch.        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. ZOO-to-DO a hit

    ZOOtoDO —a chic, black-tie and tennis shoes affair. With more than 50 of the area’s finest restaurants and caterers and live music on multiple stages, ZOOtoDO spotlights the sophisticated side of the Zoo. ZOOtoDO guests must be 21 or over.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Toledo Blade

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