- a small speck, spot, or mark, as on skin.
- speckled coloring or marking.
- to mark with or as with speckles.
Origin of speckle
Examples from the Web for speckle
No one else could detect a spot or speckle on her at a casual glance.On the Track
To be sure, Mrs. Speckle did not keep a looking-glass, and I suppose poor Brownie had no idea how very absurd he looked.
Mrs. Speckle (that was his mother) was just as proud of him as she could be; but foolish Brownie thought her too strict.
One day Speckle, the big hen, made a great fuss because her brood of ducklings went into the water.Dear Santa Claus
Out of the yard bounded Rover barking heartily and, from her stall, Speckle mooed a welcome.Little Tom
- a small or slight mark usually of a contrasting colour, as on the skin, a bird's plumage, or eggs
- (tr) to mark with or as if with speckles
Word Origin and History for speckle
c.1400 (implied in speckled), probably related to Old English specca "small spot, speck" (see speck) or from a related Middle Dutch or Middle High German word. Related: Speckled; speckling. The noun is first attested mid-15c.