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 That is how a Western chef describes Japan’s fatty marbled beef. The Economist, "Sperm wail Japan tries to stop foreigners copying its cows," 19 Mar. 2020 Even the fine bones of the toes of the marbled salamander, or Ambystoma opacum, lit up (this effect could be the result of minerals in the bones, Davis says). Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, "Salamanders and Frogs Light Up with Secret Superpower," 27 Feb. 2020 There's a metric ton of vinyl, of course, in a wide spectrum of colors in solid, marbled, transparent and otherwise. Ron Hart, Billboard, "From Prince to Soccer Mommy, 25 Releases to Snap Up on Record Store Day 2019," 12 Apr. 2019 His canvas of marbled grays and reds soon starts to look like a city. Madeline Mitchell,, "'Are you Owen from Cincinnati?' 17-year-old Blink muralist gains national recognition," 7 Jan. 2020 It was previously theorized that as West African trade routes opened up, elephant ivory began to become more popular due to its homogenous finish, compared to the marbled look of walrus ivory, according to Barrett. Allen Kim, CNN, "Vikings disappeared from Greenland due to over-hunting walrus, study suggests," 7 Jan. 2020 But the barbecue pizza’s the best, a sweet and savory blend of marbled brisket, cheese and barbecue sauce, built on a medium-thick crust with garlic breath and a fat, sweet collar ($11.09 for a 10-inch pie). Mike Sutter,, "52 Weeks of Pizza review: Big Lou’s Pizza on San Antonio’s South Side," 3 Jan. 2020 This burger was the most visually similar to one made of ground beef, evenly marbled with white fat (made from coconut oil and cocoa butter) and oozing a bit of red juice, from beets. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "How Do the New Plant-Based Burgers Stack Up? We Taste-Tested Them," 22 Oct. 2019 Later in the year, Six Senses' first Indian foray will be set in the 14th-century Fort Barwara, once owned by the Rajasthani royal family, with a design that's heavy on marbled splendor. Toby Skinner, Condé Nast Traveler, "These Royal Homes Are Opening Their Doors for Travelers to Stay the Night," 18 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of marbled

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Marbled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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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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