marble

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈmɑːbəl/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈmɑrbəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mar‧ble

Noun[change]

Singular
marble

Plural
marbles

Some marbles used as toys
  1. A hard stone, typically white or light yellow, polished smooth and shiny, used in making walls, floors or sculptures.
  2. A marble is a small ball made of coloured glass. Marbles are usually used as toys.

Verb[change]

Plain form
marble

Third-person singular
marbles

Past tense
marbled

Past participle
marbled

Present participle
marbling

Sliced Wagyu with its marbling
  1. (transitive) If something is marbled it has the streaked or swirled appearance of certain types of marble.
  2. (transitive) If a piece of meat has great marbling, it is interlaced with fats and its appearance resembles that of marble.