ivory

ivory(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (material)
a. el marfil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Kenya burned its stockpile of ivory as part of the nation's efforts to curb poaching.Kenia quemó sus reservas de marfil como parte de los esfuerzos del país para frenar la caza furtiva.
2. (ivory object)
a. el objeto de marfil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The museum's collection of ivory is heavily guarded.La colección de objetos de marfil del museo está fuertemente custodiada.
3. (color)
a. el color marfil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The pendant comes in ivory, emerald green, or gold.El colgante está disponible en color marfil, color verde esmeralda u oro.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (material)
a. de marfil
This ivory figurine is a very valuable antique.Esta estatuilla de marfil es una antigüedad muy valiosa.
5. (color)
a. de color marfil
Imelda is wearing an ivory dress to her wedding.Imelda lucirá un vestido de color marfil en su boda.
b. marfil
I don't like the walls in such a bright white; I prefer an ivory shade.No me gustan las paredes tan blancas; prefiero un tono marfil.
ivories
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(music)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Peter has been tickling the ivories since he was a young child.Peter ha estado tocando el piano desde pequeño.
This is a very old piano, and it's missing a couple of ivories.Este piano es muy viejo y le hacen falta un par de teclas.
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ivory
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (substance)
a. el marfil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (color)
a. el color marfil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
the Ivory Coastla Costa de Marfil
3. (fig)
a.
ivory towertorre de marfil
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ivory [ˈaɪvərɪ]
noun
marfil (m);ivories (teeth) dientes (m); (Mús) teclas (f); (Billiards) bolas (f)
to tickle the ivories tocar el piano
adjective
[+cane, box] de marfil; [+skin] de color marfil;
modifier
Ivory Coast (n) Costa (f) de Marfil
ivory hunter (n) cazador aa (m) (f) de marfil;a a
ivory tower (n) torre (f) de marfil
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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