spotted

adjective
spot·​ted | \ ˈspä-təd How to pronounce spotted (audio) \

Definition of spotted

1 : marked with spots
2 : being sullied : tarnished
3 : characterized by the appearance of spots

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Examples of spotted in a Sentence

the spotted tablecloth clashed with the stripes on the wallpaper not surprisingly, the white cow and black bull had a spotted calf
Recent Examples on the Web They were first spotted spending time together again in April, following her split from Alex Rodriguez. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, 24 July 2021 Find the bait on sonar and look for spotted bass and stripers below them. Frank Sargeant, al, 2 July 2021 The following changes will go into effect Sept. 1, with the exception of an emergency action change on spotted seatrout regulations for the Upper and Lower Laguna Madre bay systems that was implemented April 1. Dallas News, 24 Apr. 2021 On the first two, Kendall squats atop a massive clam shell, like some sort of high-fashion sea creature, wearing a spotted jumpsuit and a trailing ponytail. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 5 May 2021 Commissioners voted in the temporary implementation of restrictive bag and size limits for spotted seatrout in all bay systems within the Laguna Madre. Dallas News, 24 Apr. 2021 Also known as the spotted deer or chital, axis deer are orange and reddish-brown with white spots. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Mar. 2021 The spring scavenger hunt page in Sunday editions included photos of two birds not found in the United States, a Eurasian robin and a great spotted woodpecker. oregonlive, 16 Mar. 2021 Across her 10-acre farm in Seguin, the many llamas short and tall, brown and white, spotted and solid poke their long woolly necks over farm fences and barn gates, each with its own tale of kindness. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 11 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of spotted

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Jul 2021

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“Spotted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spotted. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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More Definitions for spotted

spotted

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of spotted

: marked with spots

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