Definition of dappled
: marked with small spots or patches contrasting with the background a dappled fawn
Examples of dappled in a Sentence
a forest that was vibrant with the dappled foliage of autumn
Recent Examples of dappled from the Web
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Four Cleveland Metroparks Zoo employees stand outside an empty enclosure in the dappled morning light.
Four Cleveland Metroparks Zoo employees stand outside an empty enclosure in the dappled morning light.
Only a dappled view of neighbors’ houses behind a stand of trees is visible; otherwise the eye is treated to all greens and blues.
But on a warm afternoon in the dappled light under sycamores, the park’s role in the lives of neighborhood children was set off in bas-relief.
Katuk likes the understory, with dappled shade, but not deep shade.
And our home is right on Worth Avenue, so when the palm trees outside are lit up in the evening, the fronds cast dappled shadows throughout the living room.
The dappled bunny is ordinarily confined to a cage or outdoor pen to keep him safe from marauding predators and fast-moving cars and trucks on a nearby road.
Wild mushrooms, tender green stems and a fuchsia sweet pea flower were scattered on and around a bed of quinoa risotto that had the dappled look of the forest floor.
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Definition of dappled for English Language Learners
: marked with many spots of color or light
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