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Marble (mineral).
Marbles (children's toy).

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Etymology

From Anglo-Norman and Old French marbre, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] marmor, from Ancient Greek μάρμαρος (perhaps related to μαρμάρεος ‘gleaming’). Much of the early classical marble came from the 'Marmaris' sea above the Aegean. The forms from French replaced Old English marma, which had already been borrowed directly from the Latin.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
marble

Plural
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  1. (uncountable) A rock of crystalline limestone.
    Open thy marble jaws, O tomb / And hide me, earth, in thy dark womb.—George Frederic Handel, Jeptha
  2. (countable) A small spherical ball of rock or glass used in children's games.

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Verb

Infinitive
to marble

Third person singular
marbl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to marble (third-person singular simple present marbl, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To give the appearance of the streaks and swirls of types of certain marble, as by incomplete mixing of viscous ingredients or by uneven application of paint or other colorant.
  2. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be interlaced with fat.

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