Definition of "sables" [sables]

  • A marten, Martes zibellina, of N Asian forests, with dark brown luxuriant fur (noun)
  • The highly valued fur of this animal (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The colour of sable fur: a dark brown to yellowish-brown colour (noun)
  • Of the colour of sable fur (adjective)
  • Black; dark; gloomy (adjective)
  • Of the colour black (adjective)
  • Black garments worn in mourning. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Plural form of sable. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "sables" in a sentence
  • "The Prince, out of grateful remembrance of the Princess Sabella's first gift to him bestowed the right of bearing her name upon the most beautiful of the martens, and that is why they are called sables to this day."
  • "In France, the cookies are known as sables, galettes or palets; in Scotland, they're shortbread; and here, at home, they are shortbread, sand tarts or simply butter cookies."
  • "The Signor Conte kept us waiting twenty minutes, whilst he shaved and exchanged his dressing-gown for the suit of sables which is the correct raiment of the Latin race."