Sunday, May 09, 1999
Definitions for dapple
- A small contrasting spot or blotch.
- A mottled appearance, especially of the coat of an animal (as a horse).
- To mark with patches of a color or shade; to spot.
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Citations for dapple
Look at . . . his cows with their comic camouflage dapples . . . .
70 diamond- and hexagonal-shaped holes, 35 between the North End ramp and the northbound lanes, and 35 between the northbound and southbound lanes, allow light to filter through and dapple the river below.
Origin of dapple
Dapple derives from Old Norse depill, "a spot."