What does black-tie mean?

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  1. Moderately formal; usually requiring a dinner jacket (tuxedo) for men.
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Dressing in black-tie for the evening was Mayor Bill White, who with his wife Andrea White, hosted the Mayor's Reception for honorees and guests.
People are constantly shown wearing white tie to black-tie occasions and vice versa.
Just three years old, this black-tie rivals its senior benefit galas for glam, grace and style.
The magnificent surroundings of Ripon Cathedral will form the backdrop to a black-tie gourmet dinner in September for 220 guests.
Indeed, the social season in Palm Beach is a busy one, with a black-tie gala every night through spring.
You have written about nightclubs, office parties, health clubs and skiing holidays, and now about the black-tie world of charity dinners and cummerbunds.

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