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

Definition of cobbled

: paved with cobblestones cobbled streets

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Newport, Rhode Island Newport is practically synonymous with tony New England, where sailboats dot the harbor and the well-heeled explore the cobbled shopping wharves. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Beautiful Towns in America," 21 Sep. 2018 Here’s hoping Sagan is able to keep riding long enough to wheelie across the cobbled finish on the Champs-Élysées on July 29. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Ugh: Another Queasy Tour de France," 5 July 2018 Customers who want to buy off the shelf and open the bottle — either inside the candlelit wine bar or at an outdoor table on the cobbled street — pay a 10-euro corkage fee. New York Times, "In a Northern Italian Wine Region, Raising a Glass with Less Fuss," 31 May 2018 Her coffin was taken from Kew to Windsor for her burial, and the cobbled courtyard of Windsor Castle was muffled with straw, so that the king, now suffering from severe dementia, would not hear the funeral carriage of his beloved wife. Joanna Pocock,, "Romance is in the air at London's green spaces," 13 May 2018 In the cobbled market square of Pultusk, a town of 20,000, and down the road in the village of Golymin, shops offer luxuries unimaginable two decades ago: $100 Nike sneakers and wine at $20 a bottle. The Economist, "Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party is doing lasting damage," 21 Apr. 2018 While Amsterdam’s red light district is a rowdy cheering squad of hedonism, Haarlem’s is a quiet little cobbled zone where people remember their polite words and no one dares even litter. Rick Steves, miamiherald, "Easing into the Netherlands with pickled herring and a polite red-light district | Miami Herald," 29 Mar. 2018 The wind was fierce and the cobbled roads unpredictable. Jessica Bliss, USA TODAY, "Cyclist's life-changing crash turns into life-saving science," 31 Oct. 2017 In the annual Evening Sun’s Newsboys Race, 25 youngsters, white and black, run 1¼ miles over cobbled city streets. Mike Klingaman,, "The Sun Remembers: Aug. 27-Sept. 2," 27 Aug. 2017

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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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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