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English noun: dapple

1. dapple (attribute) a small contrasting part of something


SamplesA bald spot.
A leopard's spots.
A patch of clouds.
Patches of thin ice.
A fleck of red.


Synonymsfleck, maculation, patch, speckle, spot


Broader (hypernym)marking


Narrower (hyponym)facula, facula, fret, macula, macula, macule, mock sun, nebula, parhelion, pinpoint, plaque, speck, splash, sundog, sunspot, worn spot


English verb: dapple

1. dapple (change) colour with streaks or blotches of different shades


Synonymscloud, mottle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)spot


Narrower (hyponym)harlequin, speckle, stipple









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