cob·​ble·​stone ˈkä-bəl-ˌstōn How to pronounce cobblestone (audio)
: a naturally rounded stone larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder
especially : such a stone used in paving a street or in construction
cobblestoned adjective

Examples of cobblestone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meander through cobblestone streets to discover an array of galleries, studios, and boutiques showcasing local and regional artists. Jp Shaffer, Miami Herald, 12 Apr. 2024 Finally, watch waiters race the cobblestone streets of Paris holding trays full of items. CNN, 25 Mar. 2024 The city’s famous cobblestone streets, quaint shops, and historical landmarks are only a short walk away. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 24 Mar. 2024 The narrow cobblestone streets ignore the existence of cars, and the imposing town hall could be a set for a period drama. Aspen Pflughoeft, Miami Herald, 22 Mar. 2024 Edinburgh's charm can be seen everywhere, from the cobblestones to the castles. Catherine Garcia, theweek, 13 Jan. 2024 The town has plenty of old-world charm, with cobblestone streets lined by 18th-century townhouses. Nora Colomer, Fox News, 14 Mar. 2024 Wine Tasting in Montalcino Photo: Getty Images A quaint hilltop town in Tuscany’s countryside, Montalcino appears frozen in time with its rolling pastures, cobblestone streets, and medieval architecture. Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 12 Mar. 2024 The cafe tables outside, right on the Rua de Floras, are perfect for any meal, or for sipping a glass of Port while you people-watch the steady parade of shoppers strolling the cobblestone street. Elizabeth Brownfield, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024

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Word History


Middle English, from cobble- (probably from cob) + stone

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cobblestone was in the 15th century

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“Cobblestone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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cob·​ble·​stone ˈkäb-əl-ˌstōn How to pronounce cobblestone (audio)
cobblestoned adjective

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