Marbled
Marbled Mar"bled, a. 1. Made of, or faced with, marble. [Obs.] ``The {marbled} mansion.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Made to resemble marble; veined or spotted like marble. ``Marbled paper.'' --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) Varied with irregular markings, or witch a confused blending of irregular spots and streaks. [1913 Webster]

4. Having small flecks of fat interspered with the muscle; -- of cuts of meat, especially beef; as, a well-marbled steak. Such marbling improves the flavor of beef for most people. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • marbled — [mär′bəld] adj. 1. covered in marble or characterized by the use of marble 2. mottled or streaked like marble 3. having fat evenly distributed in narrow streaks: said of meat * * * mar·bled (märʹbəld) adj. 1. Made of or covered with marble: a… …   Universalium

  • marbled — spotted, spattered, sprinkled, mottled, flecked, stippled, speckled, spangled, bespangled (see under SPOT vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • marbled — [mär′bəld] adj. 1. covered in marble or characterized by the use of marble 2. mottled or streaked like marble 3. having fat evenly distributed in narrow streaks: said of meat …   English World dictionary

  • marbled — mar|bled [ˈma:bəld US ˈma:r ] adj 1.) having an irregular pattern of lines and colours ▪ a marbled book cover ▪ marbled meat (=with lines of fat in it) 2.) made of marble ▪ Footsteps rang out along the marbled hallway …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • marbled — [[t]mɑ͟ː(r)b(ə)ld[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n, also v link ADJ with/in n Something that is marbled has a pattern or colouring like that of marble. ...green marbled soap... If the meat is marbled with fat it should be tender …   English dictionary

  • marbled — adjective Date: 1598 1. [marble (I)] 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • marbled — mar|bled [ marbld ] adjective 1. ) containing lines of another color that are not regular in shape: beef marbled with fat 2. ) made of marble: the marbled steps of the library …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • marbled — UK [ˈmɑː(r)b(ə)ld] / US [ˈmɑrb(ə)ld] adjective 1) made of marble the marbled steps of the library 2) containing lines of another colour that are not regular in shape beef marbled with fat …   English dictionary

  • Marbled — Marble Mar ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Marbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Marbling}.] [Cf. F. marbrer. See {Marble}, n.] To stain or vein like marble; to variegate in color; as, to marble the edges of a book, or the surface of paper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marbled — adjective a) Composed of marble; having a marble exterior. Go great with tigers, dragons, wolves, and bears; / Teem with new monsters, whom thy upward face / Hath to the marbled mansion all above / Never presented! b) Having marbling …   Wiktionary

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