Synonyms of 'dappled'
He stood in the dappled sunlight of the forest.
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brown or grey streaked or patched with a darker colour
a brindled cat seated on a mat
Something that is mottled is covered with patches of different colours which do not form a regular pattern.
mottled green and yellow leaves
Thesaurus for dappled from the Collins English Thesaurus
You use dappled to describe something that has dark or light patches on it, or that is made up of patches of light and shade .