cobblestone

noun
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 cobblestoned (audio) \ adjective

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Aniston and Sandler, paired before in 2011’s Just Go With It, relax into their roles as if their only stake in Mystery is to enjoy the free trip to Italy and have fun running down cobblestones. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, "Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler breeze through featherweight Murder Mystery: EW review," 17 June 2019 Learn new skills in the classroom, then grab your camera and hit the streets, photographing the Alfama neighborhood's crooked cobblestone lanes, painted Portuguese azulejo tiles, and dramatic modern street murals towering over the sidewalks. National Geographic, "Lisbon High School Photography Workshop," 12 June 2019 Even during mid-corner panic stops on wet cobblestones, the system will keep a rider upright. Nick Goddard, Popular Mechanics, "The Ducati Scrambler Icon Bike Just Got a Little Sweeter To Ride," 25 Sep. 2018 Jeweler Marco Bicego’s collections are often paeans to landscapes around the world: His Siviglia pieces feature beads that mimic the cobblestone streets of Seville, Spain, while the Jaipur set borrows the Indian city’s vibrant colors. Christopher Ross, WSJ, "Marco Bicego’s Unico Necklaces," 28 May 2019 Over the past 30 years, expatriates flooded in, enchanted by the city’s hilly cobblestone streets, soaring Gothic church, and houses painted in sunset colors: dusky rose, peach, yellow, orange. Mary Beth Sheridan, The Seattle Times, "The little-noticed surge across the U.S.-Mexico border: Americans heading south," 21 May 2019 A year later, a different kind of France is back: the one that takes to the streets in protest, lobbing cobblestones at police and torching cars. Noemie Bisserbe, WSJ, "Emmanuel Macron Courts World Business Elite at Hallmark of France’s Splendor," 21 Jan. 2019 Todos Santos’s cobblestone streets are lined with art galleries, restaurants and boutiques, and its taquerias make tacos with fish that’s fresh-off-the-boat. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "A Design Lover's Guide to the Baja Peninsula," 29 Mar. 2019 This is the sort of film in which the first few minutes are just a long, slow shot of water being brushed across a cobblestone driveway by a broom. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Roma is coming to Netflix on Friday. You should still see it in a theater.," 11 Dec. 2018

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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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cobblestone

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cobblestone

: a round stone that is used in paving streets

cobblestone

noun
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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