views updated May 14 2018

mar·bling / ˈmärbəling/ • n. coloring or marking that resembles variegated marble. ∎  streaks of fat in lean meat.


views updated May 23 2018

marbling. Process, practice, craft, or finish by which, using paint, a marble finish is suggested. An expert painter and decorator can produce some astonishingly convincing effects, e.g. on column-shafts, dados, etc. Marbling is of considerable antiquity.


W. Papworth (1852)