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adjective as in speckled

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In one of the tallest trees on Earth, a tan, mottled salamander ventures out on a fern growing high up on the trunk.

Most females had drab colors — olive green heads and backs and mottled throats.

Downpours transform the mottled landscape into lush emerald, while azaleas bloom and migrating cranes and storks begin the long journey back north.

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The bending, roughly parallel lines produce a sense of motion, as does the mottled blue watercolor added to “Splash,” the only hand-finished print.

The octopus’s skin flickers and momentarily resembles the grouper’s own mottled scales before reverting to blue.

I stared at the poisonous mottled binding as I would at a snake.

The rich, mottled tones with which he crafted his portraits are less about creating mood than about rendering pure physicality.

To many of those white-haired and mottled men, the ambassador's six-minute apology and the invitation to visit Japan were insults.

The skin on my face and arms took on a mottled, yellowish appearance, like an old newspaper left out in the sun.

In one instant the mottled-faced gentleman depressed his hand again, and every glass was set down empty.

Saying this, the mottled-faced gentleman rose, as did the other gentlemen.

The cattle here are large and well-shaped, something like our own Lancashire breed, and mottled in colour, though mostly red.

His face was, moreover, mottled with dusky spots, so that he reminded the spectator of a frog or a toad.

Beneath them the cross-bedded sandstone appears, showing a mottled surface of pale-pinkish hue.


On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mottled, such as: marbled, streaked, checkered, dappled, flecked, and freckled.

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