Definition of dappled adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dappled

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈdæpld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdæpld//
 
 
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marked with spots of a different colour; with areas of light and shade the cool dappled light under the trees The floor was dappled with pale moonlight. Word Origin late 16th cent. (earlier as an adjective): perhaps related to Old Norse depill ‘spot’ + -ed.
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