dappled

adjective dap·pled
variants: or less commonly dapple
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of dappled

: marked with small spots or patches contrasting with the background
  • a dappled fawn

Examples of dappled in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of dappled

15th century

in the meaning defined above

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DAPPLED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of dappled for English Language Learners

  • : marked with many spots of color or light



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