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speck

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noun \ ˈspek \

Definition of speck

1 :a small discoloration or spot especially from stain or decay
2 :a very small amount :bit
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.

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Origin and Etymology of speck

Middle English specke, from Old English specca


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speck

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Definition of speck

transitive verb
:to produce specks on or in

Examples of speck in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of speck

14th century


SPECK Defined for English Language Learners

speck

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Definition of speck for English Language Learners

  • : a very small piece or spot

  • : a very small amount


SPECK Defined for Kids

speck

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noun \ ˈspek \

Definition of speck for Students

1 :a small spot or blemish
2 :a very small amount :bit
  • a speck of dirt


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