freckled

adjective

freck·​led ˈfre-kəld How to pronounce freckled (audio)
: having freckles
his freckled nose
I knew this little girl. She looked like the freckled six-year-old in my mother's wallet. She felt like Pollyanna.Lorene Cary

Examples of freckled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those with pale, freckled complexions are already 4 to 20 times more likely to develop melanomas, a risk bound to increase as the UV flux increases. Christopher Wills, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 For those who fancy a freckled look, the Marine Drest freckle pens are a breeze to use. Cristian Esteban, Rolling Stone, 21 Dec. 2023 In another image, Doherty captures, in extreme closeup, the hard, yellowish crust of a scab marring a patch of light freckled skin. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, 28 Nov. 2023 Paired with fresh, naturally freckled skin, strong brows, and a flushed cheek, Ronan’s bob cut deserves a gold star and is perfect for the season ahead. Hannah Coates, Allure, 3 Oct. 2023 Among them: freckled model Adwoa Aboah; Sora Choi, who has substantial tattoos all across her torso and hips; transgender model Valentina Sampaio; and plus-size models Devyn Garcia and Paloma Elsesser. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2023 Reading it reminded me of being in middle school and sitting cross-legged on the couch with my neighbor, a freckled all-American blonde a few years older than I who had just gotten a job working at Abercrombie & Fitch at the mall. Dana Schwartz, Washington Post, 24 July 2023 The makeup-free photo reveals glowing, freckled skin — no doubt protected by sunscreen. Marci Robin, Allure, 10 July 2023 The chef’s stretchy macaroni with cheese is crisp with injera crumbs and spiced like doro wat, Ethiopia’s signature dish, and the sturdy cornbread, dipped in spiced clarified butter, comes freckled with black cumin seeds. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of freckled was in the 15th century

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“Freckled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freckled. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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