/mahr"bling/, n.
1. the act, process, or art of coloring or staining in imitation of variegated marble.
2. an appearance like that of variegated marble.
3. the intermixture of fat with lean in a cut of meat, which contributes to flavor and tenderness.
4. Bookbinding. marblelike decoration on the paper edges, lining, or binding boards of a book.
[1680-90; MARBLE + -ING1]

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