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speck

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noun \ˈspek\

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

verb

Definition of speck

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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


SPECK Defined for English Language Learners

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speck

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noun \ˈspek\

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. 1 :  a small spot or blemish

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



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