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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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