verb (used with object), mot·tled, mot·tling.
Words nearby mottle
Origin of mottle
OTHER WORDS FROM mottlemot·tle·ment, nounmot·tler, noun
Examples from the Web for mottling
It lands with mischievous accuracy, mottling the crotch of my jeans.Leaky Ceilings, Catcalls, and Uncaged Pythons: 4 Hours on NYC’s Worst Subway|Kevin Zawacki|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The moon was half-way down the west, a pale, thoughtful moon, mottling the desert with shadows.Lilith|George MacDonald
The throat, chest, and belly are cream with brown spots and mottling.
The broad petals have three purple lines at the base and a mottling of purple on either side.The Woodlands Orchids|Frederick Boyle