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American English: /spɛk/
British English: /spɛk/

Translation of speck in Spanish:


  • 1 (spot, stain)
    manchita (feminine)
    I watched them until they were specks in the sky
    me quedé mirándolos hasta que no eran más que unos puntos en el cielo
    Example sentences
    • Floaters are tiny spots or specks that seem to float across your eyes.
    • They are tiny specks admittedly but of such a vivid blue you can spot them a mile off.
    • From here the panorama was different and the foreground had rolling hills dotted by tiny, shiny specks which were actually slate tiled roofs reflecting sunlight.
    Example sentences
    • Hens herd their chicks from the shade of one log to the next, searching for specks of grain along the way.
    • Aside from the occasional specks of dirt and some light grain in dawn/dusk and night scenes, it is a soft transfer but respectable for a twenty-three year old film.
    • Riders were arriving with red dirt caked on thick to their faces, with specks of dirt attaching themselves to each singular pore and whisker.
  • 2 (particle, tiny bit) a speck of dust/soot
    una mota de polvo/hollín
    the wool has specks of red and blue in it
    la lana tiene motitas or pintitas rojas y azules
  • 3 (trace) add just a speck of sugar/milk
    agregue una pizca de azúcar/una gota de leche
    there's not a speck of truth in the rumor
    no hay ni pizca de verdad en el rumor

transitive verb

  • (usually passive) the blanket was specked with blood
    la manta estaba salpicada de sangre
    la manta tenía manchitas de sangre
    his beard is specked with gray
    tiene la barba entrecana
    Example sentences
    • She played with the edges of the turquoise colored polka dots specking her pajama bottoms.
    • Blood spurted everywhere, some specked Wythene's face.
    • They both had the same color hair (although Eric's was specked with gray and white,) and the attitude had to run in their blood.
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