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nubble

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noun nub·ble \ˈnə-bəl\

Definition of nubble

  1. :  a small knob or lump

nubbly play \-b(ə-)lē\ adjective


Examples of nubble in a sentence

  1. <dropped a nubble of clay on the floor of the pottery>



Origin of nubble

diminutive of nub


First Known Use: 1818

Rhymes with nubble


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