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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Another vivid landscape can be seen by walking down Captain’s Row with its cobblestone street and vibrantly painted Federal houses built by 18th century sea captains who docked their ships along Alexandria’s wharves. Patti Nickell, chicagotribune.com, "Near the nation’s capital, Alexandria offers history come to vibrant life," 1 July 2019 Families from the nearby colonias emerge from their homes to socialize and walk their dogs around the cobblestone streets. Patricia Escárcega, latimes.com, "Exploring Hermosillo, northern Mexico’s great unsung food city," 26 June 2019 At the top of a steep cobblestone street framed by mustard-yellow buildings hides Ki’bok Coffee, a tiny café that serves some of the best coffee in the world. Jeremy Glass, National Geographic, "Coffee-brewing is an art in this historic Mexican city," 12 June 2019 The picturesque views, cobblestone streets, and non-stop servings of pasta and wine felt like a slice of heaven on earth. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Beauty," 11 June 2019 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

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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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