cob·​ble·​stone | \ ˈkä-bəl-ˌstōn How to pronounce cobblestone (audio) \

Definition of cobblestone

: 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

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Other Words from cobblestone

cobblestoned \ ˈkä-​bəl-​ˌstōnd How to pronounce cobblestone (audio) \ adjective

Examples of cobblestone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A few hundred arrive in Santiago each day, compared to the several thousand exhausted pilgrims swinging their walking sticks along the city’s cobblestone streets during a typical summer., 5 June 2021 The winding cobblestone streets, cathedral and the 231-feet-long Romanesque tapestry that dates back to 11th century, which draws thousands of visitors daily. Rooksana Hossenally, Forbes, 25 May 2021 Charleston, South Carolina is known for many things: its classic skyline, punctuated with historic church steeples; its cobblestone streets lined with colorful homes and secret gardens behind iron gates; and, most of all, its food. Erin Agostinelli, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2021 Bridges and cobblestone promenades were built to emulate the canals of Venice. Mariana Rivas, Dallas News, 28 Apr. 2021 When a player falsely accused my son’s oldest friend of stealing cobblestone and a blaze rod, West intervened on his behalf and threatened to temporarily shut his server down. Jennifer Berney, Wired, 28 Apr. 2021 Viking will homeport in Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, for 8-day sailings on the Viking Orion, featuring picturesque cobblestone streets in St. George's, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and dreamy pink sand beaches. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 7 Apr. 2021 Many in SoHo are especially fearful that the commercial rezoning will increase the number of mass-market retailers, bringing even more tourists and noise to the narrow cobblestone streets. New York Times, 4 Apr. 2021 Take its sloping cobblestone streets, pink lady’s slipper orchids splitting the sandy soil, and glowing Christmas trees floating on boats in December. Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, 31 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of cobblestone

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cobblestone

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

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

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17 Jun 2021

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“Cobblestone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cobblestone

: a round stone that is used in paving streets


cob·​ble·​stone | \ ˈkä-bəl-ˌstōn How to pronounce cobblestone (audio) \

Kids Definition of cobblestone

: a rounded stone used especially in the past to pave streets

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