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dapple

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noun dap·ple \ˈda-pəl\

Definition of dapple

  1. 1 :  any of numerous usually cloudy and rounded spots or patches of a color or shade different from their background

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being dappled

  3. 3 :  a dappled animal

Examples of dapple in a Sentence

  1. the clouds threw dapples of shadow over the eerily quiet street

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Origin and Etymology of dapple

Middle English dappel-gray, adjective, gray marked with spots of another color

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dapple

verb dap·ple

Definition of dapple

dappled

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dappling

play \-p(ə-)liŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to mark with dapples

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to produce a dappled pattern sun dappling through trees

Examples of dapple in a Sentence

  1. sunlight dappled the canopy of vines over our heads

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First Known Use of dapple

1599


DAPPLE Defined for Kids

dapple

play
verb dap·ple \ˈda-pəl\

Definition of dapple for Students

dappled

;

dappling

  1. :  to mark or become marked with rounded spots of color a dappled horse



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