Definition of nubble in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnʌb(ə)l/


A small knob or lump.
Example sentences
  • She had on a kind of dirty-pink - beige maybe, I don't know - bathing suit with a little nubble all over it and, what got me, the straps were down.
  • There is an interesting indigenous remedy in North China for ‘zhen zhu liu’ (a string of nubbles growing one by one around someone's waist, transparent as pearls).



Example sentences
  • They feature nubbled comfort footbed, shock absorbing midsole, and traction outsole.


Early 19th century: diminutive of nub; compare with knobble.

Words that rhyme with nubble

bubble, double, Hubble, rubble, stubble, trouble

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Line breaks: nub¦ble

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