AskDefine | Define marbling

Dictionary Definition

marbling n : the intermixture of fat and lean in a cut of meat

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. present participle of marble


  1. A mottled or streaky appearance
  2. The process of adding such an appearance, especially as a decoration

Extensive Definition

Marbling is the quality of a surface that has streaks of color, like marble. For example:
  • Faux Painting, Faux finishing or faux marbling, the art of painting walls or furniture to look like real marble.
  • Paper marbling, a method of aqueous surface design in which paper or fabric is decorated with a spotted pattern similar to stone, as well as other swirled and combed patterns.
  • Marbled meat, the pattern of fat in beef steaks
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