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freckle

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noun freck·le \ˈfre-kəl\

Definition of freckle

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of freckle

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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freckle

verb freck·le

Definition of freckle

freckled

freckling

play \ˈfre-k(ə-)liŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to sprinkle or mark with freckles or small spots

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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.

1613

First Known Use of freckle

1613


FRECKLE Defined for English Language Learners

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freckle

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noun freck·le \ˈfre-kəl\

Definition of freckle for English Language Learners

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


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freckle

verb freck·le

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

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noun freck·le \ˈfre-kəl\

Definition of freckle for Students

  1. :  a small brownish spot on the skin


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freckle

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verb freck·le

Definition of freckle for Students

freckled

freckling

  1. :  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

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noun freck·le \ˈfrek-əl\

Medical Definition of freckle

  1. :  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

\-əld\play adjective

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freckle

transitive verb freck·le

Medical Definition of freckle

freckled

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freckling

\ˈfrek-(ə-)liŋ\play
  1. :  to become marked with freckles



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