Blackout may refer to:

Loss of light, power, or communications
* Power outage, a large-scale disruption in electric power supply
* Rolling blackout, an intentionally-engineered power outage caused by insufficient resources to meet electricity demands
* Blackout (wartime), a deliberate reduction in lighting to protect a place from enemy attack
* Communications blackout, a military tactic of avoiding use of radio communication
* Internet blackout
* Blackout (broadcasting), a regulatory ban on the broadcasting of an event
* The simultaneous turning off of all stage lighting

Loss of consciousness or memory or vision
* Fainting
* G-LOC G force induced Loss of Consciousness
* Shallow water blackout
* Deep water blackout
* Blackout (alcohol-related amnesia)

In music

*"Bands and record labels"
** Black-Out, a Hungarian rock band
** The Blackout (band), a Welsh band
** Blackout Records, a record label
** "Blackout" (Britney Spears album), 2007 album by Britney Spears
** "Blackout" (Scorpions album), album by Scorpions
** "Blackout" (Dropkick Murphys album), album by Dropkick Murphys
** "Blackout" (Dominion album), an album by Dominion
** "Blackout!", an album by Redman and Method Man
** "Black Out", an album by The Good Life
** "Blackout" (Hed PE album), an album by Hed PE
** "Blaque Out", an album by Blaque
** "Blackout" (David Bowie song), a song by David Bowie from "Heroes"
** "Blackout", a song by Muse from "Absolution"
** "Blackout", a song by Hybrid from "Morning Sci-Fi"
** "Blackout", a song by British Sea Power from "The Decline of British Sea Power"
** "Blackout", a song by Asian Kung-Fu Generation from Fanclub (album)
** "Blackout", a song by Scorpions from the album of the same name released in 1982.
** "Blackout", a song by Lupe Fiasco from the album Lupe Fiasco's The Cool.

In television and film
* Blackout (entertainer), the stage name of Michael Biggins
* "Blackout" (game show), an American game show
* The Blackout, an independent wrestling stable
* Blackout (comics), one of two Marvel characters
* Blackout (Transformers), a character in the Transformers universes
* Blackout (Eddy Matalon), the 1978 film, directed and written by Eddy Matalon
* Black Out (midnight heat), a 1996 film, also known as "A. K. A." and "Midnight Heat"
* The Blackout (film), a drama film (1997) directed by Abel Ferrara
* Blackout (film), the 2008 film
* Blackout gag, a comedy technique used predominantly in animated cartoons

In books and plays
* "Blackout" (Buffy novel), a Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel about the character Nikki Wood
* Blackout (play), a play by Michael Walker
* Blackout (novel), the 1996 novel by Campbell Armstrong

In cards and games
* Blackout or Oh Hell, a trick-taking card game
* Black Out game or Fainting game
* Blackout Rugby, a browser based rugby union management game
* Black out, a priest talent in the popular video game World of Warcraft.

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