from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Spotted or blotched with different shades or colors.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Colored in patches; spotted
- v. simple past of mottle
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Marked with spots of different colors; variegated; spotted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Spotted; variegated; marked with blotches of color, of unequal intensity, passing insensibly into one another.
- In entomology, marked with irregular spots, generally formed of hairs of a different color from the ground; having two or more colors irregularly mingled in spots, but not running into one another.
- In metallurgy, an epithet noting the appearance of pig-iron when in a stage intermediate between the stages designated as the white and the gray.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having spots or patches of color
Her bright russet hair sliding out of a barrette, her skin mottled, her face carefully neutral.
Under his feet was the velvet grass, the trees arched overhead, and he stood in mottled sunshine.
"Toasted skin syndrome" is what Swiss researchers have dubbed a mottled-skin condition caused by long-term heat exposure.
The hemp, nutmeg and sage colors are kind of mottled while the others are solid.
But we can always find some other expert who disagrees -- my own take would be that there are probably real shadows in some pix that exhibit similar "mottled" behavior.
The Superman symbols turn this kind of mottled, leprous purple, and the milk turns a lovely shade of blue, just like Aunt Beru used to make.
The last of the camellias are fading, three in a row: a candy pink smaller flower, a large mid-crimson and a large deeper red with a kind of mottled pattern.
The most prominent symptom was a discoloration of the skin, a kind of mottled-bronze or grayish effect produced by the overproduction of the skin pigment melanin.
On the stretcher, so covered up that only his face was visible, lay one whom at first I failed to recognize, for the horribly contorted features presented a kind of mottled green appearance utterly indescribable.
He looked kind of mottled and anguished, but I guess he'll pull around all right.