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

Definition of marbled

1 [marble entry 1]
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 [marble entry 2] : 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Mink slippers embroidered with glass pearls complete a taffeta marbled suit. Jenny Hartman & Alexander Fisher, WSJ, "From Fendi to Christian Dior: The 14 Best Couture Looks of the Season," 30 Jan. 2021 Gottlieb’s made deli rye, corn rye, onion rye, seedless rye, rye rolls and marbled rye with swirls of pumpernickel. New York Times, "My Search for Lost Time in a Slice of Jewish Rye," 19 Jan. 2021 This reversible, two-sided cutting board is sourced ethically and sustainably in Cameroon and is crafted from beautiful marbled ebony and Sapele woods. Popular Science, "High-quality cutting boards for every cook," 22 Dec. 2020 Mancuso’s version begins with a tomahawk rib-eye, a marbled cut of meat with the rib bone still attached. Washington Post, "What it’s like to have your cooking skills roasted by Gordon Ramsay on TikTok," 29 Dec. 2020 There was just one tell that my skin was undergoing a chemical process—the gel had stripped away layers of my hot pink toenail polish, leaving a marbled effect. Jenny Singer, Glamour, "This Baby Foot Peel Really Does Give You the Softest Feet of Your Life," 28 Dec. 2020 The new addition at the rear of the house holds a gleaming kitchen with a 10-foot long island, loads of cabinets, a subzero refrigerator and a Wolf range, all united by countertops of white marbled granite. R. Stephanie Bruno,, "Restoring an 1890s Bywater home gives north shore doctors a different kind of urban lifestyle," 9 Dec. 2020 My favorite cuts would be New York strip or rib-eye, although a well-marbled sirloin will also be tasty. Star Tribune, "Steak basted with herb butter is the only way to go," 9 Dec. 2020 In usual Baggu style, the mask three-packs come in bright colors and large-scale patterns, like daisies or marbled designs. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Baggu's Adjustable Face Mask Is One of the Absolute Best Around," 8 Dec. 2020

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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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11 Feb 2021

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“Marbled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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