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ebony

[ eb-uh-nee ]SEE DEFINITION OF ebony

Synonyms for ebony

  • jet
  • raven
  • wood
  • inky
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Antonyms for ebony

  • white
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EBONY

In other words, though carved in ebony, he also was in the image of God.

He was looking at a faded picture in an ebony frame which hung by the side of the bed.

The sleepers of the Monterey and Mexican Gulf railway are nearly all of ebony.

Their panels of ebony were decorated with bronze applications in the centre.

One suit was inlaid with enamel, black as ebony, and the other with red gold.

He extended an ebony hand, which Robin solemnly shook and returned to his work.

As the bark weathered from ebony to rusty olive, chameleon-like, he changed with it.

He rested his hands on their shoulders, where their ebony fur was frosted with gray.

The fair Georgian jostled the ebony form of the merchant of Dongola or Sennaar.

Ebony is water-soaked in the island of Mauritius as soon as cut.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from hebenyf (late 14c.), perhaps a Middle English misreading of Latin hebeninus "of ebony," from Greek ebeninos, from ebenos "ebony," probably from Egyptian hbnj or another Semitic source. Figurative use to suggest intense blackness is from 1620s. As an adjective, from 1590s. French ébène, Old High German ebenus (German Ebenholz) are from Latin ebenus.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EBONY

black

adjectivedark, inky

darkest

adjectiveshaded complexion, hair
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