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Definition of marble noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] a type of hard stone that is usually white and often has colored lines in it. It can be polished and is used in building and for making statues, etc. a slab/block of marble a marble floor/sculpture
  2. 2[countable] a small ball of colored glass that children roll along the ground in a game
  3. 3marbles [uncountable] a game played with marbles Three boys were playing marbles.
  4. 4marbles [plural] (informal) a way of referring to someone's intelligence or mental ability He's losing his marbles (= he's not behaving in a sensible way).
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