eb·​o·​nize | \ ˈe-bə-ˌnīz How to pronounce ebonize (audio) \
ebonized; ebonizing

Definition of ebonize

transitive verb

: to stain black in imitation of ebony

Examples of ebonize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other home features include clean lines, steel doors, 10½-foot ceilings, walls for art, marble in the bathrooms, a surrounding wall/fence and ebonized hardwood floors. Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, "Museum District home offers walkability factor," 11 Apr. 2020 Its ceiling and walls are covered in handmade glass tiles in shades from aquamarine to jade; fumed, ebonized, and waxed oak floors are custom cut in an Escher-like pattern; and the centerpiece is a vast exhaust hood enameled in forest green. Nancy Hass, ELLE Decor, "This Candy-Colored Revivalist Mansion Outside Chicago Brings the Drama," 16 Oct. 2019 In the bedroom, the vintage Cityscape headboard is by Paul Evans, the bed is dressed in Casa del Bianco linens, the bedside tables are ebonized mahogany, the 1950s American lamps are from Wyeth, and the carpet is by Beauvais Carpets. Bob Morris, ELLE Decor, "HOUSE TOUR: A Glamorous West Village Loft That's Made For Entertaining," 22 Nov. 2016 Kevin struck a deal with a floor refinisher: The contractor removed and kept the kitchen cabinets and counters in return for a discounted rate on ebonizing the hardwood floors. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "The D.I.Y. Country House," 30 Jan. 2018 In the master bath of Courteney Cox's Malibu retreat, the cabinetry and mirror frame are ebonized white oak. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "Courteney Cox's Malibu Master Bath," 12 Nov. 2013

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First Known Use of ebonize

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Ebonize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ebonize. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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