dabbled dabbled  /ˈdæ bəld/


  • (adj) covered with bright patches (often used in combination)



  1. Away from the pool, Rice has dabbled in modeling and clearly prefers partying to knitting.
  2. Before he began experimenting with a vat of oil and oodles of noodles in the 1950s, Ando had dabbled unsuccessfully in business ventures ranging from salt to prefab houses.
  3. He was thereafter reared by an eccentric uncle, William Green Yerger, who dabbled at farming his family's remaining cotton acres.


  1. Why You Should (Finally) Read Neil Gaiman

    There are few writers working today who can boast of a cult following like that of Neil Gaiman’s. From his Sandman comics to his bestselling novels to his works for children, Gaiman has dabbled in everything from blogging to Twitter to writing for TV, film and radio. And yet, it has been eight years since the publication of his last novel for adults,  Anansi Boys .        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire

  2. Classic sounds waft from Anaheim

    ANAHEIM John Walker has long fancied himself an avid music fan, having dabbled in singing and conducting a few choral groups.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Orange County Register

  3. The Search For Politically Correct Weapons

    Better the devil you know than the scum you don't. France dabbled in Libya, armed the wrong people, and earned Mali as a reward.. There is nothing learned in Paris these days? Are the French to become like the Americans?
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Strategy Page


  1. "We've had a lot of talks about trades for a closer," Epstein said during a conference call. "We've dabbled in free agency, but haven't gotten anything done yet. Our bullpen will look a lot different on opening day than it does now."
    on Nov 29, 2006 By: Theo Epstein Source: Forbes

  2. "He was someone whose word you could rely on," said Powell, who self-deprecatingly described himself as the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who retired and then "dabbled a bit in diplomacy."
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Colin Powell Source: The Miami Herald

  3. "The biggest birthday gift is the opera Padmavati . I came here to Paris expecting to work really hard with a discipline that I had never dabbled in before. But I didn't know that it would be so much fun," Bhansali said.
    on Feb 26, 2008 By: Sanjay Leela Bhansali Source: Times of India

Word of the Day
decadent decadent
/ˈdɛ kə dənt /