Definition Of dabbles


immerse (one's hands or feet) partially in water and move them around gently.

they dabbled their feet in the rock pools

take part in an activity in a casual or superficial way.

he dabbled in writing as a young man

Example Of dabbles

  • A gifted pianist and saxophonist, he dabbled in country, jazz, big band and blues, and put his stamp on it all with a deep, warm voice roughened by heartbreak from a hard childhood in the segregated South.

  • Active and agile, they forage in emergent vegetation along shorelines and in wet, shallow, muddy areas, mainly by dabbling their bills at the water's surface.

  • Although they are considered divers, they often feed by dabbling .

  • Art was an act of worship, not something to be dabbled with.

  • As a young boy he dabbled a little in painting but left it completely when he began to work at his brother's studio in Kodungalloor.

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