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Definition of marble
1a hard crystalline metamorphic form of limestone, typically white with mottlings or streaks of color, that is capable of taking a polish and is used in sculpture and architecture. used in similes and comparisons with reference to the smoothness, hardness, or color of marble:her shoulders were as white as marble 2a small ball of colored glass or similar material used as a toy.
) [treated as singular] a game in which small balls of colored glass are rolled along the ground.
) informal one’s mental faculties:I thought she’d lost her marbles, asking a question like that
verb [with object]
stain or streak (something) so that it looks like variegated marble:the low stone walls were marbled with moss and lichen