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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cobblestoned \ ˈkä-​bəl-​ˌstōnd How to pronounce cobblestoned (audio) \ adjective

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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 Cary Tamura of Corcoran, who is listing Ms. Friedman’s house, said the Dutch Kills firehouse has several advantages, including a cobblestone driveway, a parking garage for rare off-street parking, and a 25-foot-wide footprint. Josh Barbanel, WSJ, "A Queens Firehouse Goes From ‘White Elephant’ to Cash Cow," 16 May 2018 Waiting until after the St Patrick’s Day rush means taking in old pubs and winding cobblestones sans drunken crowds. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "The 10 Best Vacations You Can Take With Your Tax Refund," 18 Mar. 2019 Reached by a winding cobblestone drive, the property spans close to two acres overlooking Wilacre Park and the Santa Monica Mountain Reserve. Neal J. Leitereg,, "Guess Who alum Burton Cummings lists his mountain retreat in Studio City," 24 Apr. 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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The first known use of cobblestone was in the 15th century

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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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