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Definition of "dapple" [dap•ple]

  • Mottled or spotted marking, as on a horse's coat. (noun)
  • An individual spot. (noun)
  • An animal with a mottled or spotted skin or coat. (noun)
  • To mark or mottle with spots. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dapple" in a sentence
  • "-- [MS.M. erased.] [440] [For the use of "dapple" as an intransitive verb, compare"
  • "What sodden indistinction just an hour ago had all but persuaded us not to regret resumes its first divisions: slate from cinder, ash from smoke, warm dapple-gray from moleskin, dove - from"
  • "A pleasant dapple of sunlight peers through the blinds."