spotted

adjective
spot·​ted | \ˈspä-təd \

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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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, PEOPLE.com, "Lindsay Shookus Opens Up About Life in the Spotlight with Ben Affleck: 'It's Strange to Me'," 14 May 2018 The two were spotted holding hands in Honolulu back in March. Mike Miller, PEOPLE.com, "Lindsay Shookus Opens Up About Life in the Spotlight with Ben Affleck: 'It's Strange to Me'," 14 May 2018 The two were spotted holding hands in Honolulu back in March. Mike Miller, PEOPLE.com, "Lindsay Shookus Opens Up About Life in the Spotlight with Ben Affleck: 'It's Strange to Me'," 14 May 2018 The two were spotted holding hands in Honolulu back in March. Mike Miller, PEOPLE.com, "Lindsay Shookus Opens Up About Life in the Spotlight with Ben Affleck: 'It's Strange to Me'," 14 May 2018 The two were spotted holding hands in Honolulu back in March. Mike Miller, PEOPLE.com, "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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spotted

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of spotted

: marked with spots

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