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pebble

noun peb·ble \ ˈpe-bəl \

Definition of pebble

1 :a small usually rounded stone especially when worn by the action of water
2 :transparent and colorless quartz :rock crystal
3 :an irregular, crinkled, or grainy surface

pebbly

play \ˈpe-b(ə-)lē\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of pebble

Middle English pobble, from Old English papolstān, from papol- (of unknown origin) + stān stone


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pebble

verb

Definition of pebble

pebbled; pebbling play \ˈpe-b(ə-)liŋ\
transitive verb
1 :to pelt with pebbles
2 :to pave or cover with pebbles or something resembling pebbles
3 :to grain (a material, such as leather) so as to produce a rough and irregularly indented surface

First Known Use of pebble

1605


PEBBLE Defined for English Language Learners

pebble

noun

Definition of pebble for English Language Learners

  • : a small, round stone; especially : one that has been made smooth by the movement of water


PEBBLE Defined for Kids

pebble

noun peb·ble \ ˈpe-bəl \

Definition of pebble for Students

:a small rounded stone


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