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ˈdæp əldap·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spot, speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculationverb

    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, cloudverb

    colour with streaks or blotches of different shades

Wiktionary

  1. dapplenoun

    A mottled marking, usually in clusters.

  2. dapplenoun

    An animal with a mottled or spotted skin or coat.

  3. dappleverb

    To mark or become marked with mottling or spots.

  4. dappleadjective

    Having a mottled or spotted skin or coat, dappled.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dapplenoun

    one of the spots on a dappled animal

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. depill a spot, a dot, a dog with spots over the eyes, dapi a pool, and E. dimple.]

  2. Dappleadjective

    alt. of Dappled

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. depill a spot, a dot, a dog with spots over the eyes, dapi a pool, and E. dimple.]

  3. Dappleverb

    to variegate with spots; to spot

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. depill a spot, a dot, a dog with spots over the eyes, dapi a pool, and E. dimple.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dapple

    dap′l, adj. marked with spots.—v.t. to variegate with spots.—adjs. Dapp′erly (Scot.), variegated; Dapp′le-bay, of bay colour, variegated with dapples; Dapp′led; Dapp′le-gray. [See Dimple.]

Anagrams for dapple »

  1. lapped, palped

  2. Lapped

  3. Palped

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dapple in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dapple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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