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marble

mar·ble

marble

 
 
pronunciation:
mar bl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
phrases:
go for all the marbles
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a crystalline limestone, found in many colors and varieties, that can be cut and polished to a hard, shiny surface.
 
definition 2: something made of this stone, such as a sculpture or other ornamental object.
definition 3: a very small ball, of glass or agate, used in a children's game.
 
definition 4: (pl., but used with a sing. verb) the game using such marbles, in which each player shoots with the back of the thumb in an effort to knock the other players' marbles out of a circle drawn on the ground.
definition 5: (slang; pl.) sanity; common sense.
phrase: go for all the marbles
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: made of or resembling marble.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: marbled, marbles, marbling
definition: to color in a streaked or mottled pattern like marble.
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