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mottle

noun mot·tle \ ˈmä-tᵊl \

Definition of mottle

1 :a colored spot
2 a :a surface having colored spots or blotches
b :the arrangement of such spots or blotches on a surface
3 :mosaic 5

mottled

play \-tᵊld\ adjective

Examples of mottle in a Sentence

  1. canvases covered with streaks and mottles

Origin and Etymology of mottle

probably back-formation from motley

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mottle

verb

Definition of mottle

mottled; mottling play \ˈmät-liŋ, ˈmä-tᵊl-iŋ\
transitive verb
:to mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained

mottler

play \ˈmät-lər, ˈmä-tᵊl-ər\ noun

Examples of mottle in a Sentence

  1. old papers that were mottled by mold

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First Known Use of mottle

1602

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