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English noun: mottle

1. mottle (attribute) an irregular arrangement of patches of color


SamplesIt was not dull grey as distance had suggested, but a mottle of khaki and black and olive-green.


Broader (hypernym)color, coloring, colour, colouring


English verb: mottle

1. mottle (creation) mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained


Synonymsblotch, streak


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize

2. mottle (change) colour with streaks or blotches of different shades


Synonymscloud, dapple


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


Broader (hypernym)spot


Narrower (hyponym)harlequin, speckle, stipple









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