This page is about the slang term ivories (2)
- Lay down a groove on those skins, my man, and I'll start tinklin' the ivories when the baby's rockin'.
- And that's Mr. Ron Carter on double bass, Mr. Wayne Shorter on saxophone, and the cool cat on the ivories over there is Mr. Joe Zawinul!
Origin: Piano keys were traditionally made out of ivory from an elephant's tusk.
This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Contributor: Matt Errey