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speck

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noun \ˈspek\

Simple Definition of speck

  • : a very small piece or spot

  • : a very small amount

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of speck

  1. 1 :  a small discoloration or spot especially from stain or decay

  2. 2 :  a very small amount :  bit

  3. 3 :  something marked or marred with specks

specked

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Examples of speck in a sentence

  1. There was not a speck of dust anywhere.

  2. Soon the balloon was only a speck in the sky.

  3. She writes without a speck of humor.



Origin and Etymology of speck

Middle English specke, from Old English specca


First Known Use: before 12th century


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speck

transitive verb

Definition of speck

  1. :  to produce specks on or in



Examples of speck in a sentence

  1. <dirt that had specked the windows of the factory for ages>



14th Century

First Known Use of speck

14th century

Rhymes with speck


SPECK Defined for Kids

speck

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noun \ˈspek\

Definition of speck for Students

  1. 1 :  a small spot or blemish

  2. 2 :  a very small amount :  bit <a speck of dirt>





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