Definition of dappled in English:

dappled

adjective

  • Marked with spots or rounded patches.

    ‘the horse's dappled flank’
    • ‘Emily sits in a stream, covered by a half-submerged parachute, illuminated by dappled light coming through a tree.’
    • ‘Nam's yard sat soft-lit under a few swinging lanterns amid dappled shade from the trees.’
    • ‘Deer, now busy with their young, didn't mind the quiet rest in dappled shadow.’
    • ‘Swinging gently in my hammock, gazing out through the dappled veil of my mosquito net, I watch a magical scene.’
    • ‘Keep plants in a fairly shaded place (full shade for half the day or dappled shade all day).’
    • ‘Everywhere the wide-spreading branches of giant ancient trees create havens of dappled light.’
    • ‘In a few moments both were sleeping in the dappled shade.’
    • ‘The number of black cows was one-quarter plus one-fifth the total of the dappled.’
    • ‘We spot my grandmother's purple dress, outlined in pale, dappled moonlight, moving about.’
    • ‘The number of black bulls was one-quarter plus one-fifth the dappled bulls plus the brown bulls.’
    • ‘In my mind's eye, I amble gently through a dappled forest.’
    • ‘Shafts of sunlight filter through the trees to throw dappled reflections on the mossy boulders.’
    • ‘Use shade-tolerant varieties in areas with dappled shade or part sun.’
    • ‘In an open gallery, massive tribal deities loom under the shafts of dappled evening light.’
    • ‘The round tables are covered with white tablecloths under dappled sunlight.’
    • ‘In their native habitat they grow in dappled light.’
    • ‘The mural's figures, which appear in silhouette under rays of dappled sunlight, have faded badly.’
    • ‘Multiple strips of horizontal glazing give fascinating dappled light within.’
    • ‘She looked at the gently flowing stream at her feet, watching the dappled sunlight wink upon the water.’
    • ‘They like heavy, neutral to alkaline soil in dappled shade sheltered from cold winds.’

Pronunciation

dappled

/ˈdapld/