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ivory

Pronunciation: /ˈaɪvəri/

Translation of ivory in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ries)

  • 1.1 (material) marfil (masculine) she collects ivory colecciona objetos de marfil to tickle the ivories [slang/argot] [dated/anticuado] tocar* el piano
    Example sentences
    • South Africa and Namibia seek amendments to regulations on trade in ivory from elephant tusks which CITES banned in 1989.
    • Back then they were taking ivory from elephants and walruses.
    • Rather than being carved in elephant ivory, they have been made from a walrus tusk, a material commonly used in northern Europe for such objects at this time.
    1.2 (color) (color (masculine)) marfil (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Olivia wore an ivory satin and net dress and carried a hand-tied bouquet of burgundy calla lilies.
    • The walls were a soft ivory and the ceiling was artistic, like those in Italian churches.
    • Softness emerged in flou with various artsy embroideries, and in a divine dress made from rows of frayed silk in ivory, brown and aqua.

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