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 Be sure to sample New Mexico cuisine, local wines, and stroll through Old Town to see adobe homes, cobblestone streets, and a historic church. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 13 July 2021 East of East End Avenue, Main Street is more relic than route, a cobblestone throwback to the turn of the last century, when Chicago Heights was a thriving steel town. Paul Eisenberg,, 11 July 2021 Located at the foot of the Apuan Alps, the old city center is known for its cobblestone streets, medieval churches, lively public squares, and restored palaces., 8 July 2021 Hop on an iconic yellow tram and explore a fortified castle, a bustling waterfront, or a colorful maze of cobblestone streets. Katie Jackson, Travel + Leisure, 7 July 2021 It’s filled with winding, cobblestone streets and more locals than tourists. Annie Davidson, Forbes, 27 June 2021 The famous Miller brewery (4251 W State Street) also maintains some of its old architecture and cobblestone roadways. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 June 2021 With food, history, water adventures, and small-town cobblestone charm, Annapolis has mastered the whole Southern hospitality thing. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 18 June 2021 Now and then, after a good hard rain, a few green blades will force their way up between the pebbles, or a stubborn sheen of moss will latch onto a cobblestone, but these defiant colors never last. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 23 June 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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“Cobblestone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 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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