noun, plural i·vo·ries.
- the keys of a piano or of a similar keyboard instrument.
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Origin of ivory
OTHER WORDS FROM ivoryi·vo·ry·like, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for ivories
He dated all his private correspondence from it, and spent hundreds of daylight hours above the ivories and the pasteboard.Young Mr. Barter's Repentance|David Christie Murray
We are confirmed in this idea by the fact that none of these ivories are unique or isolated works of art.A History of Art in Chalda & Assyria, v. 1|Georges Perrot
"It don't seem no time at all sence you all was boys at Putnam Hall," and he grinned broadly, showing a mouthful of ivories.The Rover Boys on a Tour|Arthur M. Winfield
Rebecca laughed most musically, thus disclosing two brilliant rows of ivories.Cape Cod Folks|Sarah P. McLean Greene
He heard the raving chatter of ivories, snapping to rend him.Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England
British Dictionary definitions for ivories (1 of 3)
pl n slang
British Dictionary definitions for ivories (2 of 3)
noun plural -ries
- a hard smooth creamy white variety of dentine that makes up a major part of the tusks of elephants, walruses, and similar animals
- (as modifier)ivory ornaments
- a yellowish-white colour; cream
- (as adjective)ivory shoes