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  1. like marble in appearance, hardness, coldness, etc.
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Origin of marbly

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at marble, -y1
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Examples from the Web for marbly

Historical Examples

  • It went as suddenly as it came, leaving the face as marbly cold and impassive as ever.

    The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories

    Paul Laurence Dunbar

  • Flesh slowly hardening in marbly whiteness, as the cold slowly increased.

    Black Amazon of Mars

    Leigh Brackett