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1speckle

noun speck·le \ˈspe-kəl\

: a small mark of color

Full Definition of SPECKLE

:  a little speck (as of color)

Examples of SPECKLE

  1. a ripe banana with lots of brown speckles
  2. <the cat has a speckle of orange right at her whiskers>

Origin of SPECKLE

Middle English; akin to Old English specca
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with SPECKLE

2speckle

transitive verb
speck·ledspeck·ling \-k(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of SPECKLE

1
:  to mark with speckles
2
:  to be distributed in or on like speckles

Examples of SPECKLE

  1. <speckled the cookies with colored sugar>

First Known Use of SPECKLE

15th century

Rhymes with SPECKLE

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