Definition of ivory black in English:

ivory black

noun

  • [mass noun] A black carbon pigment made from charred ivory or (now usually) bone, used in drawing and painting.

    • ‘For the nine paintings in this exhibition, Howell mixed titanium white, ivory black and raw umber - the raw umber prevents bluing - in carefully calculated ratios to achieve what he calls ‘a movement of gray toward light and dark.’’
    • ‘The eight colours are white, ivory black, cadmium red scarlet, manganese blue, ultramarine blue, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, talens green light.’