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freckle

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noun freck·le \ˈfre-kəl\

Simple Definition of freckle

  • : a small, brownish spot on someone's skin

Full Definition of freckle

  1. :  any of the small brownish spots in the skin due to augmented melanin production that increase in number and intensity on exposure to sunlight

freck·ly play \ˈfre-k(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of freckle

  1. a pale, redheaded girl with freckles across her cheeks



Origin of freckle

Middle English freken, frekel, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse freknōttr freckled


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with freckle


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freckle

verb freck·le

Simple Definition of freckle

  • : to be or become marked with freckles or spots

Full Definition of freckle

freck·ledfreck·ling play \ˈfre-k(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to sprinkle or mark with freckles or small spots

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become marked with freckles

Examples of freckle

  1. His skin freckles but doesn't tan.

  2. Tiny black spots freckled the walls.



1613

First Known Use of freckle

1613


FRECKLE Defined for Kids

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freckle

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noun freck·le \ˈfre-kəl\

Definition of freckle

  1. :  a small brownish spot on the skin




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freckle

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verb freck·le

Definition of freckle

freck·ledfreck·ling

  1. :  to mark or become marked with freckles or spots <His face was tanned and freckled by the sun.>





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