ivory
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈaɪvəɹi/
Noun

ivory

  1. (uncountable) The hard white form of dentin which forms the tusks of elephants, walruses and other animals.
  2. A creamy white color, the color of ivory.
     
  3. Something made from or resembling ivory.
  4. (collective singular or in plural) The teeth.
  5. (collective singular or in plural) The keys of a piano.
    to tickle the ivories
  6. (slang) A white person.
Translations Translations Adjective

ivory (not comparable)

  1. Made of ivory.
  2. Resembling or having the colour of ivory.
    • 1938, Interior Decoration To-day (page 132)
      The walls and ceiling of this drawing-room in Montague Square are painted ivory.
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Ivory
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A male given name.
  3. A female given name.
    • 2004, Annie Proulx, Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2, HarperCollins UK 2010 ISBN 9780007290130
      Charlie Parrott wasn't fooled and told Linny to walk softly. The girl's name had been picked from a baby-name book which reflected a brief fashion of naming girls for expensive wedding gifts of an earlier time—Linen, Silver, Crystal, Ivory.



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