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speckle

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noun speck·le \ˈspe-kəl\

Simple Definition of speckle

  • : a small mark of color

Full Definition of speckle

  1. :  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


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speckle

transitive verb speck·le

Definition of speckle

speck·ledspeck·ling play \-k(ə-)liŋ\

  1. 1 :  to mark with speckles

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



Examples of speckle

  1. <speckled the cookies with colored sugar>



15th Century

First Known Use of speckle

15th century


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