Definition for marbling (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), mar·bled, mar·bling.
Origin of marble
Related formsmar·bler, nounun·mar·bled, adjective
Examples from the Web for marbling
The mistake which is commonly made in marbling is, that too little attention is paid to the size and color.
Colors which are used for painting, lithography and printing with the greatest success may be entirely unfit for marbling.
It is decorated with designs in red line, imitating cordage and marbling, and drawings of plants, ostriches and ships.
For marbling books or paper, dissolve four ounces of gum arabac in two quarts of water, and pour it into a broad vessel.
The preparation of ox-gall to be used in marbling is simple.
British Dictionary definitions for marbling (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for marbling (2 of 2)
- a hard crystalline metamorphic rock resulting from the recrystallization of a limestone: takes a high polish and is used for building and sculpture
- (as modifier)a marble bust Related adjective: marmoreal
Derived Formsmarbled, adjectivemarbler, nounmarbly, adjective
Word Origin for marble
Science definitions for marbling
Idioms and Phrases with marbling
see have all one's buttons (marbles).