marble Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “marble” in the English Dictionary

"marble" in British English

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marblenoun

uk   /ˈmɑː.bl̩/  us   /ˈmɑːr-/

marble noun (ROCK)

[U] a ​type of very hard ​rock that has a ​pattern of ​lines going through it, ​feelscold, and can be polished to ​becomesmooth and ​shiny: a marble floor/​statue

marble noun (GLASS BALL)

[C] a ​smallball, usually made of ​coloured or ​transparentglass, that is used in children's ​gamesmarbles [U] a children's ​game in which ​small, round ​glassballs are ​rolled along the ​floor
(Definition of marble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"marble" in American English

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marblenoun

 us   /ˈmɑr·bəl/

marble noun (ROCK)

[U] a ​type of hard ​stone, often with a ​pattern of ​irregularlines going through it, that is used as a ​buildingmaterial and in ​statues: polished marble ​floors

marble noun (GLASS BALL)

[C] a ​smallglassball, often of ​variouscolors
(Definition of marble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “marble”
in Korean 대리석…
in Arabic رُخام, مَرْمَر…
in Malaysian marmar, guli…
in French (de/en) marbre, bille…
in Russian мрамор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 岩石, 大理石…
in Italian marmo…
in Turkish mermer…
in Polish marmur…
in Spanish mármol, canica…
in Vietnamese đá hoa, viên bi ve…
in Portuguese mármore…
in Thai หินอ่อน, ลูกแก้ว…
in German der Marmor, Marmor-…, die Murmel…
in Catalan marbre…
in Japanese 大理石…
in Chinese (Simplified) 岩石, 大理石…
in Indonesian marmer, kelereng…
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