verb (used with object), speck·led, speck·ling.
- specious present,
- speckle interferometry,
- speckle pattern,
- speckled trout,
- speckled wood
Origin of speckle
Examples from the Web for speckle
She had been cherishing a secret hope that she might get a few eggs from Miss Pettus to complete a setting for Speckle.Oldfield|Nancy Huston Banks
To be sure, Mrs. Speckle did not keep a looking-glass, and I suppose poor Brownie had no idea how very absurd he looked.
Out of the yard bounded Rover barking heartily and, from her stall, Speckle mooed a welcome.Little Tom|V. Tille
Mrs. Speckle (that was his mother) was just as proud of him as she could be; but foolish Brownie thought her too strict.
Speckle was ready at the time set by Henny, who soon found a house and was back in an hour's time.The Chickens of Fowl Farm|Lena E. Barksdale
Word Origin 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.