What is another word for mottling?

Pronunciation: [mˈɒtlɪŋ] (IPA)

Mottling is a word that refers to an irregular pattern of spots or patches on a surface. Some synonyms for mottling include speckling, splotching, stippling, marbling, dappling, freckling, and flecking. Speckling typically refers to small spots of a substance on a surface, while splotching implies larger irregular spots or patches. Stippling refers to a pattern of small dots or specks, and marbling refers to a pattern that resembles the veins in marble. Dappling and freckling both refer to patterns of small irregular marks or spots, while flecking refers to small pieces or flakes of a substance scattered on a surface.

What are the hypernyms for Mottling?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Mottling?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for mottling (as nouns)

Usage examples for Mottling

In some specimens the mottling extends more or less over the whole egg, though always most dense about the larger end.
"The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1"
Allan O. Hume
First, an egg thickly mottled and streaked all over with deep blood-red, which is entirely confluent over one third of the surface, namely at the large end, and leaves less than a third of the ground-colour visible as a paler mottling over the rest of the surface.
"The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1"
Allan O. Hume
In some eggs only the faintest trace of pale pinkish mottling towards the large end is observable; in others, the whole surface of the egg is thickly freckled and mottled all over, but most densely at the large end, with salmon-pink or pale pinkish brown.
"The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1"
Allan O. Hume

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