- black.；mourning garments.
noun: sable, plural noun: sables
- 1. literary black the sable blackness of her hair six martlets sable
- 1. literary black.
- ▪ archaic mourning garments.
- 2. a large African antelope with long curved horns, the male of which has a black coat and the female a russet coat, both having a white belly.