verb (used with or without object), dar·tled, dar·tling.

to dart or shoot forth repeatedly.

Origin of dartle

First recorded in 1850–55; dart + -le
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Examples from the Web for dartling

Historical Examples of dartling

  • The lap-lap of the water, the long slow rise and fall, and the dartling flying-fish apparently claimed their attention.

    Parrot & Co.

    Harold MacGrath

  • Her gown, what there was of it, was of black gauze emblazoned with dartling sequins of deep blue.

    The Witness

    Grace Livingston Hill Lutz