Definitions for dappleˈdæp əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dap•pleˈdæp əl(n.; adj.; v.)-pled, -pling.
(n.)a spot or mottled marking, usu. occurring in clusters.
an animal with a mottled skin or coat.
(adj.)marked with spots; dappled:
a dapple horse.
(v.i.)to mark or become marked with spots of a different shade or color from the background.
Origin of dapple:
1545–55; prob. back formation from dappled, late ME, prob. < Scand; akin to ON depill spot
spot, speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation(verb)
a small contrasting part of something
"a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
mottle, dapple, cloud(verb)
colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
A mottled marking, usually in clusters.
An animal with a mottled or spotted skin or coat.
To mark or become marked with mottling or spots.
Having a mottled or spotted skin or coat, dappled.
one of the spots on a dappled animal
alt. of Dappled
to variegate with spots; to spot