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English definition of “marble”

marble

noun uk   /ˈmɑː.bl̩/ us    /ˈmɑːr-/

marble noun (ROCK)

[U] a type of very hard rock that has a pattern of lines going through it, feels cold, and can be polished to become smooth and shiny: a marble floor/statueTypes of rockPrecious and semi-precious stones

marble noun (GLASS BALL)

[C] a small ball, usually made of coloured or transparent glass, that is used in children's gamesToys and dolls marbles [U] a children's game in which small, round glass balls are rolled along the floorChildren's games
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