[ahy-vuh-ree-hwahyt, -wahyt, ahy-vree-]


of a creamy or yellowish white in color.

Origin of ivory-white

First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for ivory-white

Historical Examples of ivory-white

  • Now she is ivory-white with over-service, and spends all her days in loving.

    Huts in Hell

    Daniel A. Poling

  • Now she's ivory-white with over-service and spends all her days in loving.

  • The pretty flowers are about two inches long, with orange-yellow petals and an ivory-white pistil.

  • He was dressed in blue serge, and had the ivory-white face and wrinkled skin of an actor.

  • They wore black velvet frocks confined at the waist by colored ribbons—one red, the other ivory-white.

    The Quest

    Frederik van Eeden