Definition of marbling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːblɪŋ/


[mass noun]
1Colouring or marking that resembles marble, especially as a decorative finish for interior walls: finishes like ragging, marbling, and stippling [count noun]: French Shell, Antique, and a thousand other marblings
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  • The case has the same decoration of painted marbling on a light brown ground, and the stand is marbled in grey on black.
  • The marbling could also be painted on the back of a framing pane of glass, which was then attached to the mirror glass.
  • The artist mixes water with oil sometimes, so that, as the two liquids separate out on the canvas, a speckled effect of marbling is achieved.
1.1Streaks of fat in lean meat: a degree of marbling in the meat
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  • Cattle producers are continually searching for alternative methods of producing beef with marbling, but with a minimum of external finish and carcass seam fat.
  • Eric recommends choosing a ‘secondary’ cut like scotch, porterhouse or rump - something with a bit of marbling in it - for tenderness and flavour.
  • Scientists at Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Centre in the US have recently found a genetic marked for potential tenderness and marbling in beef cattle.

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