mar·​bled | \ ˈmär-bəld How to pronounce marbled (audio) \

Definition of marbled

1 [ 1marble ]

a : made of or covered with marble or marbling
b : marked by an extensive use of marble as an architectural or decorative feature ancient marbled cities
2 : having markings or coloration suggestive of marble
3 [ 2marble ] : marked by an intermixture of fat and lean well-marbled beef

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Examples of marbled in a Sentence

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

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The thinner dye will spread considerably more in your shaving cream, giving you less definition in the colors, and won't produce as much of a marbled look. Country Living, "How to Make Shaving Cream Easter Eggs for Your Most Colorful Holiday Yet," 15 Mar. 2019 Photo: Ian West/PA Wire/ZUMA PRESS In the fall of 2015, Mr. Yurov and Mr. Worsley met in the marbled foyer at Claridge’s, a five-star hotel in London, for coffee. Max Colchester And Margot Patrick, WSJ, "Hiding Russian Money Was Easy. Quitting Was Harder.," 4 Aug. 2018 Look to exquisite details like the marbled lips at Eckhaus Latta, streaked on in two simple steps by makeup artist Kanako Takase, or the brows hued blue at Marina Moscone. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The 6 Beauty Trends That Stole Our Hearts at New York Fashion Week," 13 Sep. 2018 The article says the Georgia ditch denizens were probably shipped to Europe as pets and one of them in an aquarium mutated into a new species — the marbled crawfish — that reproduces without males. George Mathis,, "Mutant clones of Georgia crawfish besiege planet," 8 Feb. 2018 What could stop the spread of the mighty marbled crawfish? Todd A. Price,, "Mutant female crawfish invade Europe: report," 6 Feb. 2018 The movie doesn’t overdo the comedy of Donnie’s trust-fund Jesus look or his extravagantly marbled estate. Justin Chang,, "Review: Joaquin Phoenix stars in the captivating addiction drama 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot'," 12 July 2018 When choosing racks for this recipe, whether baby backs or full spareribs, make sure that the meat is well marbled with fat, and that there’s a substantial cushion of meat between the bones. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "Mastering Chinese-Style Ribs at Home," 9 July 2018 Because what your bumble bee Gucci candle really needs is a pretty marbled perch. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, " Launches Homeware—Because Gucci Shouldn’t Be Limited to Your Closet," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of marbled

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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English Language Learners Definition of marbled

: made from or decorated with marble
: having markings or colors similar to marble
of meat : having lines of fat mixed throughout

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