\ ˈblächt How to pronounce blotched (audio) \

Definition of blotched

: marked or marred with blotches or irregular spots : covered with blotches blotched skin It was a blotched, stained, mouldering room …— Charles Dickens His rumpled grey hair stood up above his forehead like the crest of an angry bird, and the leather-brown of his veined cheeks was blotched with red.— Edith Wharton

Examples of blotched in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its leaves are deciduous and sometimes white-blotched. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 16 Aug. 2021 Click on the state Division of Oil, Gas & Geo-thermal Resources well-finder map, which shows both active and inactive sites, and L.A. becomes blotched with black. Matt Jaffe, Los Angeles Magazine, 5 Feb. 2018 The study sheds light on the late emergence of the blotched or striped coat markings, which began to appear in domesticated tabby cats in the Middle Ages. National Geographic, 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of blotched

1604, in the meaning defined above

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“Blotched.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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