a. spotted; having mottled or spotted skin or coat
The sunlight filtering through the screens created a dappled effect on the wall.
Sentence in Classic:
It was a mellay; a medley; an entrancing spectacle (to William) of dappled light and shade on half clothed, fantastically coloured, leaping, jerking, swinging legs and arms.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
The flowering crab trees were bursting their buds and rioting from delicate white to deepest pink and, beneath the trees where the sunshine dappled the pine straw, the wild honeysuckle made a varicolored carpet of scarlet and orange and rose.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Turnus, who had flown forward in advance of his tardy column, comes up suddenly to the town with a train of twenty chosen cavalry, borne on a Thracian horse dappled with white, and covered by a golden helmet with scarlet plume.
Debray, I need not give a further description, because to you my beautiful pair of dappled grays were well known.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context