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Origin of dappled
verb (used with or without object), dap·pled, dap·pling.
Origin of dapple
Examples from the Web for dappled
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.
Upon my word, if you had a hundred to pick from, you would not find a better one than the dappled mount.Four Arthurian Romances|Chretien DeTroyes
When he awakened, it was night again and he was aroused by the stamping of the Dappled Gray on the floor above his head.Among the Farmyard People|Clara Dillingham Pierson
Santon—its cornfields and skies, the cliffs for ever a-racket with the seabirds' clamor, the dappled fawn of its sands!A Case in Camera|Oliver Onions
When the woolly hue of morning dappled his larger sky, Dan could hear the slow beat of the waves on the shore.The Deemster|Hall Caine
A peculiar half-sound, indescribable, issued forth when the dappled tip of the snake's tail quivered.The Red Debt|Everett MacDonald
Word Origin for dapple
early 15c. (implied in past participle adjective dappled), perhaps from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse depill "spot," Norwegian dape "puddle." Perhaps a back-formation from, or merger with, Middle English adjective dapple-gray "apple-gray" (late 14c.), based on resemblance to the markings on an apple (cf. Old Norse apalgrar "dapple-gray"), or, as it was used of gray horses with round blotches, perhaps via resemblance to apples themselves.