Ebony - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈebəni|  American pronunciation of the word ebony
Brit.  |ˈɛb(ə)ni|  British pronunciation of the word ebony

noun

- a very dark black (syn: sable)
- hard dark-colored heartwood of the ebony tree; used in cabinetwork and for piano keys
- tropical tree of southern Asia having hard dark-colored heartwood used in cabinetwork

adjective

- of a very dark black (syn: ebon)

Examples

...the ebony loudspeakers on their chrome stands look very sleek and modern...

...she wears a mascot made of ebony and silver on a chain around her neck...

Word forms

noun
singular: ebony
plural: ebonies
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