ivory black


: a fine black pigment made by calcining ivory

Examples of ivory black in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Learn about mixing colors accurately, the Munsell Color System, creating a natural value scale using blacks and whites and creating a Zom palette using four colors: while, yellow ochre, cadmium red and ivory black. Hartford Courant, 27 May 2022 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, 20 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1634, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ivory black was in 1634

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“Ivory black.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ivory%20black. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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