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black hole of calcutta

black hole of Cal·cut·ta
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [blak hohl uhv, ov kal-kuht-uh]
    • /blæk hoʊl ʌv, ɒv kælˈkʌt ə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [blak hohl uhv, ov kal-kuht-uh]
    • /blæk hoʊl ʌv, ɒv kælˈkʌt ə/

Definitions of black hole of calcutta words

  • noun black hole of calcutta a small dungeon in which in 1756 the Nawab of Bengal reputedly confined 146 English prisoners, of whom only 23 survived 3
  • noun black hole of calcutta any uncomfortable or overcrowded place 3
  • noun black hole of calcutta Also called Black Hole of Calcutta. a small prison cell in Fort William, Calcutta, in which, in 1756, Indians are said to have imprisoned 146 Europeans, only 23 of whom were alive the following morning. 1
  • noun black hole of calcutta (lowercase) any usually wretched place of imprisonment or confinement. 1

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black hole of calcutta popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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