Meaning of MOTTLE in English

I. ˈmäd. ə l, -ät ə l noun

( -s )

Etymology: probably back-formation from motley (I)

1. : a colored spot

streaks and mottles


a. : a surface having colored spots, blotchings, or cloudings

his chest and flanks were a mottle of bruises — Arthur Morrison

b. : the arrangement of such markings on a surface

available in a variety of opaque colors or mottles — Modern Plastics Catalog

3. : mosaic 5b

II. adjective

: mottled

III. transitive verb

( mottled ; mottled ; mottling -d. ə liŋ, -t( ə )liŋ ; mottles )

: to mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained : spot , blotch

drifting clouds mottled the sea — J.A.Michener

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