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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.



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First Known Use of freckle

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