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

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The two were spotted holding hands and locking lips while out in L.A. in early May after grabbing lunch together. Diane J. Cho,, "Meet the Sweet New Summer Celebrity Couples of 2019," 8 July 2019 Things heated up further during the 4th of July holiday, where Shawn and Camila were seemingly spotted holding hands. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello Spark Dating Rumors After They're Seen Holding Hands," 5 July 2019 Their land is also habitat for fishers and northern spotted owls. National Geographic, "Illegal marijuana growers poison forests—these people fight back," 8 Apr. 2019 Luke was one of four contestants to make it to hometown dates (go here for more details on her season so far) and Luke and Hannah were spotted holding hands and walking into a local dining spot (Curt's Cafeteria) to meet some of his friends. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Who Is Luke Parker, a Bachelorette Contestant on Hannah Brown's Season?," 29 Apr. 2019 Harry and Meghan were very sweetly spotted holding hands while at the wedding, which took place on Meghan's birthday. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Looked Stunning in Givenchy at Princess Eugenie's Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 Case in point: their contrasting looks yesterday while spotted arm-in-arm in SoHo. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber Take Couples Style to the Next Level in Versace," 6 July 2018 September 2017: Holmes and Foxx are spotted holding hands on a rare public outing. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Complete Timeline of Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx’s Rumored Relationship," 1 July 2018 The two were spotted holding hands in Honolulu back in March. Mike Miller,, "Lindsay Shookus Opens Up About Life in the Spotlight with Ben Affleck: 'It's Strange to Me'," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of spotted

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of spotted

: marked with spots

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