mottling mottling  /ˈmɑ tə lɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of coloring with areas of different shades


  1. Therefore it seemed certain that fluorine caused the mottling and all that the other 96 afflicted communities need to do is to get new, fluorine-free water.
  2. The CDC recently announced that 32% of American children now have some form of dental fluorosis, a white or brown mottling of the teeth.
  3. The mottling may spread over the abdomen, shoulders, and even the hollows inside the elbows.


  • Ann Sacks

    Offering subtle sheen, the Versailles Mesh tile from Ann Sacks resembles an aged mirror with its mottling and colorations. The tile is made in the U.S. and is crafted from security glass, which imbeds thin steel wiring into the glass field for strength.
    on November 15, 2013     Source: Kitchen and Bath Business

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