Definition Of blackout
a failure of electrical power supply.
due to a power blackout, their hotel was in total darkness
a suppression of information, especially one imposed on the media by government.
there is a total information blackout on minority interests
a temporary loss of consciousness.
she was suffering from blackouts
Example Of blackout
A shorter blackout period will surround Oct. 1, China's National Day, taking over cinemas from Sept. 20 to October 10.
A theater on the 2nd and 3rd floors will have back and side walls of glass allowing a backdrop of a clear view of the harbor or controlled filtering down to complete blackout .
After the 1965 blackout , which covered much of the same territory as the August 2003 event, steps were taken to prevent a recurrence of the problem.
An information blackout imposed on the government's actions was indicative of a disturbed conscience.
Any such action would probably involve a TV blackout , but the matches themselves are likely to still take place.