Definition of speckle in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈspɛk(ə)l


(usually speckles)
  • A small spot or patch of colour: it has white speckles on its forewing
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    • Her purse jingled as she rummaged through it before removing a single handkerchief, rosy pink with white speckles, and dabbing her tweaked brow.
    • The water was spreading over the floor, speckles of white sticking to the floor.
    • The tiniest speckles of blood still littered the ground at his feet, hardly visible, but there all the same.


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late Middle English (as a noun): from Middle Dutch spekkel; the verb (late 16th century) from the noun or a back-formation from speckled.

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