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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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