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marbled Line breaks: mar¦bled
Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːb(ə)ld/

Definition of marbled in English:


1(Especially of paper) having a streaked and patterned appearance like that of variegated marble: attractively marbled cloth or paper
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  • From the 16th to the 19th centuries, marbled papers became an indispensable part of almost every book published.
  • Set the sheet of freshly marbled paper on some newspapers to dry.
  • I pounced, grabbed, and came up with three rolls of a really quite pleasant dark rose paper, slightly marbled but with no actual decorative design of the nasty kind.
1.1(Of meat) having the lean part streaked with thin layers of fat.
Example sentences
  • Feedlot operators feed grain to ruminants because it makes the animals grow faster and fatter, resulting in highly marbled meat.
  • Most can meet the company's quality requirements by feeding hogs to put on enough back fat to produce marbled meat.
  • Tablehurst's small farm shop regularly sells clean out of biodynamic lamb, sausages and finely marbled steaks.

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