cob·​bled | \ ˈkä-bəld How to pronounce cobbled (audio) \

Definition of cobbled

: paved with cobblestones cobbled streets

Examples of cobbled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For nine minutes, the 20-year-old gunman turned the cobbled streets of central Vienna into a war zone, firing so many shots from so many places that the authorities initially believed there were multiple attackers. Katrin Bennhold, New York Times, "Vienna Reels From a Rare Terrorist Attack," 3 Nov. 2020 Each is a meditative experience in its own way, but the second film, Before Sunset, is the most rewatchable for its sequences of Jesse and Celine ambling Paris’s cobbled streets in real time and carefully flirting after many years apart. David Sims, The Atlantic, "In Search of the Ultimate Comfort Movie," 31 Oct. 2020 Pelourinho, the historic neighborhood, is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with steep cobbled streets twisting in every direction and stone plazas flanked by Portuguese cathedrals lined with gold. Saki Knafo, Condé Nast Traveler, "Exploring Bahia's Afro-Brazilian Roots," 22 Sep. 2020 The area’s narrow cobbled streets have struggled to cope with the influx, while touristy shops and restaurants serving burgers and sweet treats have sprung up in startling numbers across its medieval buildings. Ciara Nugent, Time, "Why Amsterdam's Red Light District May Not Survive the Coronavirus Pandemic," 24 June 2020 For centuries these men and their families have lived in a quaint neighborhood, consisting of little more than two cobbled streets, a drying place for the nets, and a monastery now occupied only by two aristocratic old ladies. Jackie Smith, Harper's Magazine, "Near-Death Experience," 23 June 2020 They’re joined by cobbled streets covered with awnings and overhanging plants during summer and dotted with gardens, patios and waterways. Charlie Devereux,, "Botin’s Vision of Future Pays Off for Santander in Age of Covid-19," 4 June 2020 This fairytale Medieval city of cobbled alleyways, church spires, and turrets seems even more romantic in the fading afternoon light. Condé Nast Traveler, "12 Best Places to Visit in Europe in October for Stunning Fall Foliage," 4 Oct. 2019 On a cobbled sidewalk outside the vividly yellow café exterior are several small round tables and chairs, where diners sit and a waiters serves. Susan Dunne,, "Tailor-made for Instagram, ‘Van Gogh for All’ exhibit lets you climb inside his most famous paintings," 20 Aug. 2019

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Cobbled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cobbled

: covered with cobblestones


cob·​bled | \ ˈkä-bəld \

Kids Definition of cobbled

: paved or covered with cobblestones cobbled streets

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