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

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 Ischia is an authentic Italian paradise filled with luxurious thermal hot springs and winding cobblestone streets brightened by bougainvillea, all attracting a growing number of the jet set arriving by private yacht. Jim Dobson, Forbes, 15 July 2022 Others, to wander the cobblestone streets lined with tiny artisan shops and refurbished haciendas in the old part of town. Christina Pérez, Vogue, 11 July 2022 Many ended up piled on top of each other in the narrow cobblestone streets of the course., 9 July 2022 Jenner and Booker jet off to Italy for a romantic couple's getaway along the Almafi Coast, where the two enjoy an evening in Capri, strolls on the cobblestone streets, and an excursion on a yacht. Sabrina Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 July 2022 Tudor City was at the turn of the 20th century a neighborhood of dignified four-floor brownstones and cobblestone streets. Fox News, 24 June 2022 Developed by High Moon Studios, this is a more fanciful island, replete with old cobblestone streets, a winery, a smuggler’s cove and a Medieval keep. Erik Kain, Forbes, 20 June 2022 Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/musician Corinne Bailey Rae likens Boston — with its cobblestone streets and traditional architecture – to a European city. Juliet Pennington,, 15 June 2022 The Old Port is a section of downtown Portland that's home to cobblestone streets, shops, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and live entertainment. Erinne Magee, Travel + Leisure, 11 June 2022 See More

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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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23 Jul 2022

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“Cobblestone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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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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