having spots of a different shade, tone, or color from the background; mottled.
- un·dap·pled, adjective
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How to use dappled in a sentence
Inspecting such dappled shadows can open a vista into hidden worlds.Muons reveal the inner worlds of pyramids, volcanoes and more | Emily Conover | May 26, 2022 | Science News For Students
It was the Saturday of our first weekend of fall, a bright-enough day that found our trees still in full leaf, so that it was a dappled sunshine that still fell across streets and walls, but with a distinctly late-September look.Our last weekend of September is the first of fall, and it looked the part | Martin Weil | September 26, 2021 | Washington Post
When you are riding in nature on uneven terrain, you are facing dappled light from tree coverage, unpredictable surfaces like gravel, fallen branches, and mud, and the possibility of falling onto sharp objects.The best bike helmets for fun cycling and safety at every age | Irena Collaku | August 14, 2021 | Popular-Science
Gin and white vermouth shaken with salted pomegranate syrup, dappled with rosewater.Best Career Arc Ever: From Burlesque To Bartending | Anne Berry | September 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We headed out soon after, back into the sunlight-dappled gardens of the temple complex, to join worshippers picnicking.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple | Michael Luongo | August 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Up close the color, added by hand after printing, is soft and dappled, and the paper is slightly raised like a new mosquito bite.
Enron's Ken Lay conducting television interviews, dappled with references to his being the humble son-of-a-pastor.
In the Catacomb of St. Sebastian was also found a small terra cotta horse of rude design, dappled with coloured spots.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
Out beyond us was a sun-soaked clearing, a tiny swamp on the hillside, and the sunlight dappled in across her skirt.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
The low mantel was of Italian marble, white, dappled and veined with red shading to faintest rose.A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral | John Dunloe Carteret
Chime, ye dappled darlings,Down the roaring blast; You shall see a fox dieEre an hour be past.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 | Ministry of Education
The sun was up now and the turf was all dappled with lights and shadows, and about him much small, furtive wild life was stirring.The Escape of Mr. Trimm | Irvin S. Cobb