Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Variegation of a surface by irregular spots.
  • noun plural In entomology, the marks of a mottled surface.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the act of coloring with areas of different shades.
  • noun A mottled pattern.

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  • verb Present participle of mottle.
  • noun spots or blotches of different shades or colours

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of coloring with areas of different shades

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Examples

  • The first hint that fluoride might be an effective bulwark against tooth decay came in the beginning of the twentieth century, when a dentist in Colorado noticed some of his patients had small areas of discoloration on their teeth, a condition known as mottling.

    The Panic Virus

  • The first hint that fluoride might be an effective bulwark against tooth decay came in the beginning of the twentieth century, when a dentist in Colorado noticed some of his patients had small areas of discoloration on their teeth, a condition known as mottling.

    The Panic Virus

  • The first hint that fluoride might be an effective bulwark against tooth decay came in the beginning of the twentieth century, when a dentist in Colorado noticed some of his patients had small areas of discoloration on their teeth, a condition known as mottling.

    The Panic Virus

  • On bright, primary-color canvas-over-panel formats, he superimposes tilting, illusionistic white framing bars over a dark mottling—somewhere between the looks of Clyfford Still and Gerhard Richter—in the bright red, yellow or blue grounds.

    The Edge of a New Frontier

  • Sheldon glanced at her sharply, and noted her face mottling, even as he looked, and turning orange and green.

    Chapter 19

  • Over the course of more than a decade, he connected mottling to the naturally occurring presence of fluoride in drinking water.

    The Panic Virus

  • He also noticed that while large quantities of fluoride produced severe mottling, smaller quantities appeared to result in stronger teeth and fewer cavities.

    The Panic Virus

  • He also noticed that while large quantities of fluoride produced severe mottling, smaller quantities appeared to result in stronger teeth and fewer cavities.

    The Panic Virus

  • Over the course of more than a decade, he connected mottling to the naturally occurring presence of fluoride in drinking water.

    The Panic Virus

  • He also noticed that while large quantities of fluoride produced severe mottling, smaller quantities appeared to result in stronger teeth and fewer cavities.

    The Panic Virus

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