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Meaning of DAPPLE

Pronunciation:  'dapul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
  2. [v]  colour with streaks or blotches of different shades

DAPPLE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: cloud, fleck, maculation, mottle, patch, speckle, spot
 See Also: harlequin, macula, macule, marking, nebula, pinpoint, plaque, speck, speckle, spot, stipple



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dap"ple\, n. [Cf. Icel. depill a spot, a dot, a dog with
    spots over the eyes, dapi a pool, and E. dimple.]
    One of the spots on a dappled animal.
          He has . . . as many eyes on his body as my gray mare
          hath dapples.                            --Sir P.
  2. \Dap"ple\, Dappled \Dap"pled\, a.
    Marked with spots of different shades of color; spotted;
    variegated; as, a dapple horse.
          Some dapple mists still floated along the peaks. --Sir
                                                   W. Scott.
    Note: The word is used in composition to denote that some
          color is variegated or marked with spots; as,
          dapple-bay; dapple-gray.
                His steed was all dapple-gray.     --Chaucer.
                O, swiftly can speed my dapple-gray steed. --Sir
                                                   W. Scott.
  3. \Dap"ple\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dappled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To variegate with spots; to spot.
          The gentle day, . . . Dapples the drowsy east with
          spots of gray.                           --Shak.
          The dappled pink and blushing rose.      --Prior.
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