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speck

Pronunciation: /spek/

Translation of speck in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (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.
    1.2 (particle, tiny bit) mota (feminine) 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
    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.
    1.3 (trace) pizca (feminine) 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/verbo transitivo

  • (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) 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

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