1. mottle

verb. mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained.


  • colorise
  • colour
  • streak
  • colour in
  • colourise
  • color in
  • color
  • colourize
  • blotch


  • colorful
  • black-and-white
  • stand still
  • show

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2. mottle

noun. an irregular arrangement of patches of color.


  • colour
  • colouring
  • color


  • chromatic color
  • uncolored
  • colored
  • achromatic color

3. mottle

verb. colour with streaks or blotches of different shades.


  • harlequin
  • spot
  • dapple
  • stipple
  • speckle


  • stay
  • whiten
  • colorless
  • uninterestingness

Sentences with mottle

1. Noun, singular or mass
The first symptom of citrus greening is an uneven yellowing on leaves, called "blotchy mottle," which spreads across the tree over a year or less.

2. Adjective
The paint may not be evenly distributed inside the balloon, but the mottle effect will add visual interest.

3. Verb, base form
Use a sponge brush to mottle the black and brown in light layers until you achieve the level of rust color for which you are looking.