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dapple

dap·ple

dapple

 
pronunciation:
dae pl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb & intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a patch or group of spotted markings of different shade or color than their background, or a single such mark.
definition 2: an animal with such spotted markings.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: having spotted markings; mottled; dappled.
a dapple mare
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: dappled, dapples, dappling
definition: to mark or be marked with spots or mottling.
Sunlight dapples the forest floor.
similar words:
spot