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speckle

[ spek-uhl ]
/ ˈspɛk əl /
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noun
a small speck, spot, or mark, as on skin.
speckled coloring or marking.
verb (used with object), speck·led, speck·ling.
to mark with or as with speckles.
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Origin of speckle

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at speck, -le

OTHER WORDS FROM speckle

speck·led·ness, nounun·speck·led, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for speckle

speckle
/ (ˈspɛkəl) /

noun
a small or slight mark usually of a contrasting colour, as on the skin, a bird's plumage, or eggs
verb
(tr) to mark with or as if with speckles

Derived forms of speckle

speckled, adjective

Word Origin for speckle

C15: from Middle Dutch spekkel; see speck
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