freckle


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freck·le

 (frĕk′əl)
n.
Any of the small brownish spots on the skin that turn darker or increase in number upon exposure to the sun.
tr. & intr.v. freck·led, freck·ling, freck·les
To dot or become dotted with freckles or spots of color.

[From Middle English frakles, freckles, alteration of fraknes, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse freknōttr, freckly.]

freck′ly adj.

freckle

(ˈfrɛkəl)
n
1. (Medicine) a small brownish spot on the skin: a localized deposit of the pigment melanin, developed by exposure to sunlight. Technical name: lentigo
2. any small area of discoloration; a spot
3. (Medicine) slang Austral the anus
vb
to mark or become marked with freckles or spots
[C14: from Old Norse freknur freckles; related to Swedish fräkne, Danish fregne]
ˈfreckled, ˈfreckly adj

freck•le

(ˈfrɛk əl)

n., v. -led, -ling. n.
1. any of the small brownish spots on the skin that are caused by deposition of pigment and that increase in number and darken on exposure to sunlight; lentigo.
v.t.
2. to cover with freckles.
v.i.
3. to become freckled.
[1350–1400; late Middle English freckles, Middle English fraknes, < Old Norse *freknā; compare freknōttr speckled]
freck′ly, adj. -li•er, -li•est.

freckle


Past participle: freckled
Gerund: freckling

Imperative
freckle
freckle
Present
I freckle
you freckle
he/she/it freckles
we freckle
you freckle
they freckle
Preterite
I freckled
you freckled
he/she/it freckled
we freckled
you freckled
they freckled
Present Continuous
I am freckling
you are freckling
he/she/it is freckling
we are freckling
you are freckling
they are freckling
Present Perfect
I have freckled
you have freckled
he/she/it has freckled
we have freckled
you have freckled
they have freckled
Past Continuous
I was freckling
you were freckling
he/she/it was freckling
we were freckling
you were freckling
they were freckling
Past Perfect
I had freckled
you had freckled
he/she/it had freckled
we had freckled
you had freckled
they had freckled
Future
I will freckle
you will freckle
he/she/it will freckle
we will freckle
you will freckle
they will freckle
Future Perfect
I will have freckled
you will have freckled
he/she/it will have freckled
we will have freckled
you will have freckled
they will have freckled
Future Continuous
I will be freckling
you will be freckling
he/she/it will be freckling
we will be freckling
you will be freckling
they will be freckling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been freckling
you have been freckling
he/she/it has been freckling
we have been freckling
you have been freckling
they have been freckling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been freckling
you will have been freckling
he/she/it will have been freckling
we will have been freckling
you will have been freckling
they will have been freckling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been freckling
you had been freckling
he/she/it had been freckling
we had been freckling
you had been freckling
they had been freckling
Conditional
I would freckle
you would freckle
he/she/it would freckle
we would freckle
you would freckle
they would freckle
Past Conditional
I would have freckled
you would have freckled
he/she/it would have freckled
we would have freckled
you would have freckled
they would have freckled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freckle - a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skinfreckle - a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
macule, macula - a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
Verb1.freckle - become freckled; "I freckle easily"
spot - become spotted; "This dress spots quickly"
2.freckle - mark with freckles
spot - mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; "spot the areas that one should clearly identify"

freckle

verb
To mark with many small spots:
Translations
نَمَش، كَلَفيُنَمِّش
pihapokrýt pihami
blive fregnetfå fregnerfregne
szeplõszeplõssé tesz
freknagera freknóttan
aptekti strazdanomisstrazdanastrazdanotas
pārklāties ar vasaras raibumiemvasaras raibums
pehaurobiť pehy
çilçillen mek

freckle

[ˈfrekl] Npeca f

freckle

[ˈfrɛkəl] ntache f de rousseur

freckle

freckle

[ˈfrɛkl] nlentiggine f

freckle

(ˈfrekl) noun
a small brown spot on the skin. In summer her face was always covered with freckles.
verb
to cover with small brown spots.
ˈfreckled, ˈfreckly adjective

freck·le

n. peca, mácula pigmentada que se manifiesta en el exterior de la piel esp. en la cara.

freckle

n peca
References in classic literature ?
Tom Freckle, the smith's son, was the next victim to her rage.
There were a few freckles on her face, and a small, dark mole near the under lip and one on the temple, half-hidden in her hair.
He was a small, short, youngish man, sprinkled all over his face with freckles, and wearing redundant yellow hair.
She was extremely pretty, with a profusion of auburn hair, and a few very tiny freckles, to which she constantly alluded, as no one could possibly detect them without noting her porcelain skin and her curling lashes.
The nipple was about half the bigness of my head, and the hue both of that and the dug, so varied with spots, pimples, and freckles, that nothing could appear more nauseous: for I had a near sight of her, she sitting down, the more conveniently to give suck, and I standing on the table.
There's a dim half-memory of being lifted up to the gangway, and of a big red countenance covered with freckles and surrounded with red hair staring at me over the bulwarks.
Mrs Clay had freckles, and a projecting tooth, and a clumsy wrist, which he was continually making severe remarks upon, in her absence; but she was young, and certainly altogether well-looking, and possessed, in an acute mind and assiduous pleasing manners, infinitely more dangerous attractions than any merely personal might have been.
She had colourless, fair hair that fell over her forehead untidily, and her face was covered with large freckles.
He was very fair, and with a slight, reddish moustache and the remains of freckles upon his face.
Her hair is still like flax, and her blue eyes are just like a baby's, and she has the same three freckles on her little nose, and talks about going back to her bains de mer.
I don't mind the other things so much--the freckles and the green eyes and my skinniness.
Murphy--two hundred pounds in tears and hysterics, clutching the air and howling to the sky for the loss of thirty pounds of freckles and mischief.