Definition of marled in English:



  • (chiefly of yarn or fabric) mottled or streaked.

    ‘a cabled marled wool sweater’
    • ‘Diamond stitching gives an argyle look to a quarter-zip mock-neck sweater made of soft, marled wool.’
    • ‘In solids, stripes and marled wool, these sweaters are fashionable and versatile.’
    • ‘The use of knobby, marled wool yarn gives each tulip-shaped hat loads of lumpy, one-of-a-kind character.’
    • ‘The stocking has an English foot and a heel and toe of grey marled wool.’
    • ‘A unique waffle-weave and gray marled wool creates a rich texture.’
    blotchy, blotched, spotted, spotty
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Early 16th century: perhaps a shortening of marbled.