AskDefine | Define dapple

Dictionary Definition

dapple 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" [syn: spot, speckle, patch, fleck, maculation] v : colour with streaks or blotches of different shades [syn: mottle, cloud]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A mottled marking, usually in clusters.
  2. An animal with a mottled or spotted skin or coat.


dappled animal



  1. Having a mottled or spotted skin or coat, dappled.


having a spotted skin or coar


  1. To mark or become marked with mottling or spots.


to mark with spots


Extensive Definition

Dapple may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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