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speckle

noun speck·le \ ˈspe-kəl \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of speckle

: a little speck (as of color)

Examples of speckle in a Sentence

  1. a ripe banana with lots of brown speckles

  2. the cat has a speckle of orange right at her whiskers

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Origin and Etymology of speckle

Middle English; akin to Old English specca


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speckle

verb

Definition of speckle

speckled; speckling play \ˈspe-k(ə-)liŋ\
transitive verb
1 : to mark with speckles
2 : to be distributed in or on like speckles

Examples of speckle in a Sentence

  1. speckled the cookies with colored sugar

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First Known Use of speckle

15th century


SPECKLE Defined for English Language Learners

speckle

noun

Definition of speckle for English Language Learners

  • : a small mark of color


SPECKLE Defined for Kids

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speckle

noun speck·le \ ˈspe-kəl \

Definition of speckle for Students

: a small mark (as of color)

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speckle

verb

Definition of speckle for Students

speckled; speckling
: to mark or be marked with small spots


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