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Definition of dabble

What is the definition of "dabble"?
  • dab•bleverb-transitive
  • 1. To splash or spatter with or as if with a liquid: "The moon hung over the harbor dabbling the waves with gold” ( Katherine Mansfield).


  • dab•bleverb-intransitive
  • 1. To splash liquid gently and playfully.
    2. To undertake something superficially or without serious intent: "The restaurant business entails more than . . . dabbling in interior design” ( Andy Birsh).
    3. To bob forward and under in shallow water so as to feed off the bottom.


Use "dabble" in a sentence
  • "The previous Transporter films have had Martin dabble with romance before (once with Asian actress Shu Qi and a brief flirtation in the last film with Amber Valetta)."

    "Perhaps she needed to "dabble" a bit in order to find her way, and ultimately, her choice of faith needs to be respected."

    "Perhaps the question should be: Does the word "dabble" bother you when referencing part of your spiritual quest, even if it was only short-lived?"

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  • Spanish: dabble
  • German: dabble
  • French: dabble
  • Mandarin: dabble
  • Japanese: dabble

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