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freckle

noun freck·le \ ˈfre-kəl \

Definition of freckle

:any of the small brownish spots in the skin due to augmented melanin production that increase in number and intensity on exposure to sunlight

freckly

play \ˈfre-k(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of freckle in a Sentence

  1. a pale, redheaded girl with freckles across her cheeks

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Origin and Etymology of freckle

Middle English freken, frekel, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse freknōttr freckled


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freckle

verb

Definition of freckle

freckled; freckling play \ˈfre-k(ə-)liŋ\
transitive verb
:to sprinkle or mark with freckles or small spots
intransitive verb
:to become marked with freckles

Examples of freckle in a Sentence

  1. His skin freckles but doesn't tan.

  2. Tiny black spots freckled the walls.

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First Known Use of freckle

1613


FRECKLE Defined for English Language Learners

freckle

noun

Definition of freckle for English Language Learners

  • : a small, brownish spot on someone's skin


freckle

verb

Definition of freckle for English Language Learners

  • : to be or become marked with freckles or spots


FRECKLE Defined for Kids

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freckle

noun freck·le \ ˈfre-kəl \

Definition of freckle for Students

:a small brownish spot on the skin

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freckle

verb

Definition of freckle for Students

freckled; freckling
:to mark or become marked with freckles or spots
  • His face was tanned and freckled by the sun.

Medical Dictionary

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freckle

noun freck·le \ ˈfrek-əl \

medical Definition of freckle

:any of the small brownish spots in the skin that are due to augmented melanin production and that increase in number and intensity on exposure to sunlight called also ephelis; compare lentigo

freckled

play \-əld\ adjective

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freckle

transitive verb

medical Definition of freckle

freckled; freckling play \ˈfrek-(ə-)liŋ\
:to become marked with freckles


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