Definitions for dappleˈdæp əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dap•pleˈdæp əl(n.; adj.; v.)-pled, -pling.

  1. (n.)a spot or mottled marking, usu. occurring in clusters.

  2. an animal with a mottled skin or coat.

    Category: Zoology

  3. (adj.)marked with spots; dappled:

    a dapple horse.

  4. (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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. mottle, dapple, cloud(verb)

    colour with streaks or blotches of different shades

Wiktionary

  1. dapple(Noun)

    A mottled marking, usually in clusters.

  2. dapple(Noun)

    An animal with a mottled or spotted skin or coat.

  3. dapple(Verb)

    To mark or become marked with mottling or spots.

  4. dapple(Adjective)

    Having a mottled or spotted skin or coat, dappled.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dapple(noun)

    one of the spots on a dappled animal

  2. Dapple(adj)

    alt. of Dappled

  3. Dapple(verb)

    to variegate with spots; to spot

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