- a small speck, spot, or mark, as on skin.
- speckled coloring or marking.
- to mark with or as with speckles.
Origin of speckle
Related Words for specklemottle, stipple, freckle, sprinkle, speck, dab, fleck, stud, dapple, dabble, pimple, besprinkle, pepper, bespeckle
Examples from the Web for speckle
Historical Examples of speckle
No one else could detect a spot or speckle on her at a casual glance.On the Track
Mrs. Speckle (that was his mother) was just as proud of him as she could be; but foolish Brownie thought her too strict.
To be sure, Mrs. Speckle did not keep a looking-glass, and I suppose poor Brownie had no idea how very absurd he looked.
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 for speckle
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.