Dapple Dap"ple, Dappled Dap"pled, a. Marked with spots of different shades of color; spotted; variegated; as, a dapple horse. [1913 Webster]

Some dapple mists still floated along the peaks. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

Note: The word is used in composition to denote that some color is variegated or marked with spots; as, dapple-bay; dapple-gray. [1913 Webster]

His steed was all dapple-gray. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

O, swiftly can speed my dapple-gray steed. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dappled — *variegated, parti colored, motley, checkered, checked, pied, piebald, skewbald, freaked …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dappled — [adj] mottled, freckled brindle, brindled, checkered, discolored, flecked, motley, multicolor, multicolored, multihued, parti colored, piebald, pied, speckled, spotted, stippled, varicolored, variegated, versicolor, versicolored; concept 618 Ant …   New thesaurus

  • dappled — [[t]dæ̱p(ə)ld[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n, v link ADJ with/by/in n You use dappled to describe something that has dark or light patches on it, or that is made up of patches of light and shade. ...a dappled horse... Sometimes I carry a book out under the pear …   English dictionary

  • Dappled — Dapple Dap ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dappled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dappling}.] To variegate with spots; to spot. [1913 Webster] The gentle day, . . . Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray. Shak. [1913 Webster] The dappled pink and blushing rose …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dappled — dap|pled [ dæpld ] adjective 1. ) covered with or forming areas of lighter and darker color or light and shadow: the dappled sunlight of the forest 2. ) a dappled horse or other animal has a coat with spots of different colors …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dappled — UK [ˈdæp(ə)ld] / US adjective 1) covered with or forming areas of lighter and darker colour or light and shadow the dappled sunlight of the forest 2) a dappled horse or other animal has a coat with spots of different colours on it …   English dictionary

  • dappled — also dapple adjective Date: 15th century marked with small spots or patches contrasting with the background < a dappled fawn > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dappled — adj. Dappled is used with these nouns: ↑shade, ↑sunlight …   Collocations dictionary

  • dappled — Synonyms and related words: Quaker colored, acier, amalgamated, ambiguous, ambivalent, amphibious, ashen, ashy, blended, calico, canescent, cinereous, cinerous, clouded, combined, complex, composite, compound, compounded, conglomerate, dapple,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dappled — dap|pled [ˈdæpəld] adj marked with spots of colour, light, or shade ▪ the dappled shade of the trees …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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