Examples of ivory in a Sentence
a carved piece of ivory
Recent Examples of ivory from the Web
This year, however, thanks to the bold-hued inspiration of the late 1980s and early ’90s, the soft neutral ivories and taupes have been replaced with reds, greens, mustards.
Kelly wore a custom pale ivory bridal gown by Galia Lahav, paired with Sam Edelman Yaro Block Heel Sandal.
Wearing a crisp white button-down shirt and a white blazer as a base, Boseman also sported ivory pants and a cape embroidered with gold crosses and other adornments.
Tuna is opaque, with faint filigrees of ivory fat; unagi is lush and lacquered sweetly, while octopus has a sausagelike snap.
Internet giants have been under pressure for years to keep ivory off their platforms.
Aside from the glittering jewelry, intricately carved ivory and woodwork, revealing photographs and cosmopolitan decorative items, a new exhibition on art from the Swahili Coast at the Smithsonian’s African Art Museum ultimately centers on words.
The pinks and reds and ivories and whites in its flesh will be as distinct as if they’d been painted on with a nail-polish brush.
Taken alone at face value, the earliest dates from the organic ivory and resin materials would have thrown off accurate dating for the wreck as a whole.
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The History of ivory
A hard white substance that is a variety of dentin, ivory makes up the tusks of such animals as elephants, walruses, and preserved mammoths. It is prized for its beauty, durability, and suitability for carving. In ancient times it was treasured as highly as gold and precious stones. Most ivory used commercially once came from Africa, but this trade declined in the 20th century as the populations of African elephants shrank, and increasing worldwide concern about endangered elephant populations led to bans on the export and import of ivory. The once-thriving markets of Europe have shifted to southeast Asia, where skilled artisans, often trading illegally, carve ivory into figurines and other objects.
IVORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ivory for English Language Learners
: a hard white substance that forms the tusks of elephants and other animals
: a slightly yellowish white color
: a piano key
IVORY Defined for Kids
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