- (uncountable) A rock of crystalline limestone.
Etymology: From Anglo-Norman and marbre, from marmor, from Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) (perhaps related to (polytonic, ) "gleaming"). Much of the early classical marble came from the 'Marmaris' sea above the Aegean. The forms from French replaced Old English marma, which had already been borrowed directly from the Latin.
- Open thy marble jaws, O tomb / And hide me, earth, in thy dark womb."George Frederic Handel, Jeptha
- (countable) A small spherical ball of rock or glass used in children's games.
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