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speckle

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noun speck·le \ˈspe-kəl\

Simple Definition of speckle

  • : a small mark of color

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of speckle

  1. :  a little speck (as of color)

Examples of speckle in a sentence

  1. a ripe banana with lots of brown speckles

  2. <the cat has a speckle of orange right at her whiskers>



Origin and Etymology of speckle

Middle English; akin to Old English specca


First Known Use: 15th century


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speckle

transitive verb speck·le

Definition of speckle

speckled

speckling

play \-k(ə-)liŋ\
  1. 1 :  to mark with speckles

  2. 2 :  to be distributed in or on like speckles



Examples of speckle in a sentence

  1. <speckled the cookies with colored sugar>



15th Century

First Known Use of speckle

15th century

Rhymes with speckle


SPECKLE Defined for Kids

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speckle

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noun speck·le \ˈspe-kəl\

Definition of speckle for Students

  1. :  a small mark (as of color)




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speckle

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verb speck·le

Definition of speckle for Students

speckled

speckling

  1. :  to mark or be marked with small spots




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