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Dappled meaning

dappled - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Marked with spots of different shades of color; spotted; variegated; as, a dapple horse.
  2. 2. of Dapple

dappled - examples of usage

  1. As far as the eye could reach the veld was dappled with herds of these and other animals. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Let him figure to himself, if he will, the ancient and half- ruined palace in which the notary dwelt, with a gallery running along one side of its inner court, the slender pillars supporting upon the corroded sculpture of their capitals a clinging vine, that dappled the floor with palpitant light and shadow in the afternoon sun. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  3. He could not have gone direct home; or he must have again ridden abroad: since at a late hour of the night- his horse dappled with sweat and foam- he was seen turning out of the king's highway, into the bridle- road already described, as running over the ridges in the direction of Stone Dean. - "The White Gauntlet", Mayne Reid.
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