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dappled

adjective dap·pled

Simple Definition of dappled

  • : marked with many spots of color or light

Full Definition of dappled

  1. :  marked with small spots or patches contrasting with the background <a dappled fawn>

Examples of dappled

  1. <a forest that was vibrant with the dappled foliage of autumn>



15th Century

First Known Use of dappled

15th century

Variants of dappled

also dap·ple

Other Animal Husbandry Terms



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