mar·​bled ˈmär-bəld How to pronounce marbled (audio)
[marble entry 1]
: made of or covered with marble or marbling
: marked by an extensive use of marble as an architectural or decorative feature
ancient marbled cities
: having markings or coloration suggestive of marble
[marble entry 2] : marked by an intermixture of fat and lean
well-marbled beef

Examples of marbled in a Sentence

The mansion has beautiful marbled columns. The meat was marbled with fat.
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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of marbled was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Marbled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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mar·​bled ˈmär-bəld How to pronounce marbled (audio)
: made from or decorated with marble
: having markings or color similar to marble
: having lines of fat throughout
marbled meat

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