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pebble

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noun peb·ble \ˈpe-bəl\

Simple Definition of pebble

  • : a small, round stone; especially : one that has been made smooth by the movement of water

Full Definition of pebble

  1. 1 :  a small usually rounded stone especially when worn by the action of water

  2. 2 :  transparent and colorless quartz :  rock crystal

  3. 3 :  an irregular, crinkled, or grainy surface

peb·bly play \-b(ə-)lē\ adjective

Origin of pebble

Middle English pobble, from Old English papolstān, from papol- (of unknown origin) + stān stone


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with pebble


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pebble

verb peb·ble

Definition of pebble

peb·bledpeb·bling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pelt with pebbles

  3. 2 :  to pave or cover with pebbles or something resembling pebbles

  4. 3 :  to grain (as leather) so as to produce a rough and irregularly indented surface



1605

First Known Use of pebble

1605



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