ivory black

noun

Definition of ivory black

: a fine black pigment made by calcining ivory

Examples of ivory black in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My Princeton painting classes took me to museums, to Philip Guston’s cadmium red, ivory black, and titanium white cigar-smoking Klansmen and John Currin’s skinny, huge breasted naked white women the color of supermarket peach flesh. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Old In Art School," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of ivory black

1634, in the meaning defined above

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“Ivory black.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ivory%20black. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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