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Meaning of MOTTLE

Pronunciation:  'mâtul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
  2. [v]  mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained

MOTTLE is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: blotch, cloud, dapple, streak
 See Also: color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize, harlequin, speckle, spot, stipple



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mot"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mottled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Mottling}.] [From {Mottled}.]
    To mark with spots of different color, or shades of color, as
    if stained; to spot; to maculate.
  2. \Mot"tle\, n.
    A mottled appearance.
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