blue·​stone | \ ˈblü-ˌstōn How to pronounce bluestone (audio) \

Definition of bluestone

: a building stone of bluish-gray color

Examples of bluestone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web French doors lead to a bluestone patio, one of three patios on the property, and direct access to an in-ground pool. James Alexander, Hartford Courant, 19 June 2022 The lamps above the fireplace are by José Ignacio Ballester, and the flooring is Belgian bluestone. Kelsey Mulvey, ELLE Decor, 10 May 2022 An antique pendant light hangs above a Chippendale-style cocktail table on a bluestone patio at a Long Island, New York, estate. Kelsey Mulvey, ELLE Decor, 10 May 2022 The lot features a 60-foot lap pool set in a lawn surrounded by trees and shrubs; a bluestone patio with firepit; a recreation barn with double-height living room with clerestory windows and wet bar; and a detached garage/studio. The Week Staff, The Week, 1 May 2022 The property has a bluestone patio and a grassy lawn. Sarah Paynter, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2022 On the wooded site of a former bluestone quarry, Piaule brings the outside in—its 24 one- and two-bedroom cabins are raised on stilts and have floor-to-ceiling windows, giving the impression of being perched amid the trees. Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 Stonehenge is made of two types of stone: larger sarsen stones and smaller bluestone monoliths from Wales. Katie Hunt, CNN, 4 Mar. 2022 Parker Pearson became convinced that Craig Rhos-y-felin had been a small bluestone quarry site. Simon Akam, The New Yorker, 15 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bluestone

1709, in the meaning defined above

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“Bluestone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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