Definitions for: 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"
[v] colour with streaks or blotches of different shades

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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.

Synonyms: cloud, fleck, maculation, mottle, patch, speckle, spot

See Also: harlequin, macula, macule, marking, nebula, pinpoint, plaque, speck, speckle, spot, stipple

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