freckle


1freck·le

noun \ˈfre-kəl\

: a small, brownish spot on someone's skin

Full Definition of FRECKLE

:  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 \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

2freckle

verb

: to be or become marked with freckles or spots

freck·ledfreck·ling \ˈfre-k(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of FRECKLE

transitive verb
:  to sprinkle or mark with freckles or small spots
intransitive verb
:  to become marked with freckles

Examples of FRECKLE

  1. His skin freckles but doesn't tan.
  2. Tiny black spots freckled the walls.

First Known Use of FRECKLE

1613

Rhymes with FRECKLE

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