cob·​ble·​stone | \ ˈkä-bəl-ˌstōn \

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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cobblestoned \ ˈkä-​bəl-​ˌstōnd \ adjective

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Twisting cobblestone streets give this quarter a charming European air, but avoid the overpriced restaurants clustered around the famed Galata Tower. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Three Days In Istanbul," 28 Dec. 2018 Moncarapacho has a cobblestone central square, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and small markets. New York Times, "House Hunting in … Portugal," 6 June 2018 The compact town of Ajijic has narrow streets with rough cobblestones. Mark Rogers, USA TODAY, "Ajijic: Mexico’s expat paradise on the lake," 22 Jan. 2018 My aunt was killed and my father was exiled and my uncle disappeared — and the bodies of so many others, one by one, turned up on the cobblestone paths at sunrise. Esmeralda Bermudez,, "I am raising my daughter to speak three languages. A stranger demanded I 'speak English' to her," 16 June 2018 Police officers patrolled the steep cobblestone paths leading up to the abbey, packed with restaurants and souvenir shops — and normally packed with tourists and pilgrims 365 days a year. Sheila Norman-culp, The Seattle Times, "Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat," 22 Apr. 2018 Aiming to add downtown chic to the island’s historic cobblestones, the 17-room boutique property combines midcentury modern design with contemporary island charm. Necee Regis,, "A new Nantucket hotel, Cayman Islands refunds, and other tidbits," 26 June 2018 But there are always plenty of falls down unfamiliar cruise-ship staircases and twisted ankles on cobblestone streets. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "Travel Mistakes That Can Land You in the Hospital," 7 Nov. 2018 See: engagement/wedding/announcement posts, when a subject lounges in an infinity pool and looks longingly to the ocean, or poses in some European cobblestone street with a coordinating outfit, or wears a Halloween costume months in the making. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Is Prince Harry Becoming the Ultimate Instagram Husband?," 1 Nov. 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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English Language Learners Definition of cobblestone

: a round stone that is used in paving streets


cob·​ble·​stone | \ ˈkä-bəl-ˌstōn \

Kids Definition of cobblestone

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

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