[ ruhb-lee ]

adjective,rub·bli·er, rub·bli·est.
  1. made or consisting of rubble.

Origin of rubbly

First recorded in 1725–35; rubble + -y1

Words Nearby rubbly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use rubbly in a sentence

  • I passed the fork of the rubbly roads where I had parted from Hilda.

    Hilda Wade | Grant Allen
  • It was sunk through a sandy or rubbly matter that had no cohesion.

    An Old English Home | S. Baring-Gould
  • Next above is the Cornbrash, a series of rubbly and occasionally hard limestones and thin clays.

  • I parted from her at a point on the monotonous plain where one rubbly road branched off from another.

    Hilda Wade | Grant Allen
  • With that thought in mind I reached my tent and fell asleep on the rubbly ground, which gave a comforting sense of stability.

    South! | Sir Ernest Shackleton