speckle


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to speckle: Speckle interferometry

speck·le

 (spĕk′əl)
n.
A speck or small spot, as a natural dot of color on skin, plumage, or foliage.

[Middle English spakle.]

speck′le v.

speckle

(ˈspɛkəl)
n
a small or slight mark usually of a contrasting colour, as on the skin, a bird's plumage, or eggs
vb
(tr) to mark with or as if with speckles
[C15: from Middle Dutch spekkel; see speck]
ˈspeckled adj

speck•le

(ˈspɛk əl)

n., v. -led, -ling. n.
1. a small speck, spot, or mark.
2. speckled coloring or marking.
v.t.
3. to mark with or as if with speckles.
[1400–50; probably < Middle Dutch spekkel, akin to speck]

speckle


Past participle: speckled
Gerund: speckling

Imperative
speckle
speckle
Present
I speckle
you speckle
he/she/it speckles
we speckle
you speckle
they speckle
Preterite
I speckled
you speckled
he/she/it speckled
we speckled
you speckled
they speckled
Present Continuous
I am speckling
you are speckling
he/she/it is speckling
we are speckling
you are speckling
they are speckling
Present Perfect
I have speckled
you have speckled
he/she/it has speckled
we have speckled
you have speckled
they have speckled
Past Continuous
I was speckling
you were speckling
he/she/it was speckling
we were speckling
you were speckling
they were speckling
Past Perfect
I had speckled
you had speckled
he/she/it had speckled
we had speckled
you had speckled
they had speckled
Future
I will speckle
you will speckle
he/she/it will speckle
we will speckle
you will speckle
they will speckle
Future Perfect
I will have speckled
you will have speckled
he/she/it will have speckled
we will have speckled
you will have speckled
they will have speckled
Future Continuous
I will be speckling
you will be speckling
he/she/it will be speckling
we will be speckling
you will be speckling
they will be speckling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been speckling
you have been speckling
he/she/it has been speckling
we have been speckling
you have been speckling
they have been speckling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been speckling
you will have been speckling
he/she/it will have been speckling
we will have been speckling
you will have been speckling
they will have been speckling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been speckling
you had been speckling
he/she/it had been speckling
we had been speckling
you had been speckling
they had been speckling
Conditional
I would speckle
you would speckle
he/she/it would speckle
we would speckle
you would speckle
they would speckle
Past Conditional
I would have speckled
you would have speckled
he/she/it would have speckled
we would have speckled
you would have speckled
they would have speckled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speckle - a small contrasting part of somethingspeckle - a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
marking - a pattern of marks
speck, pinpoint - a very small spot; "the plane was just a speck in the sky"
nebula - (pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea
splash - a patch of bright color; "her red hat gave her outfit a splash of color"
worn spot, fret - a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
plaque - (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
macule, macula - a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
mock sun, parhelion, sundog - a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals; "two or more parhelia are usually seen at once"
macula, sunspot - a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
facula - a large bright spot on the sun's photosphere occurring most frequently in the vicinity of sunspots
facula - a bright spot on a planet
Verb1.speckle - produce a mottled effect; "The sunlight stippled the trees"
dapple, mottle, cloud - colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
2.speckle - mark with small spotsspeckle - mark with small spots; "speckle the wall with tiny yellow spots"
blob, fleck, blot, spot - make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"

speckle

verb
To mark with many small spots:
Translations
بُقْعَه، رَقْشَه
tečka
plet
doppa, díll
raibumiņštraipiņš

speckle

[ˈspekl]
A. Npunto m, mota f
B. VTsalpicar, motear (with de)

speckle

nSprenkel m, → Tupfer m, → Tupfen m
vtsprenkeln; to be speckled with somethingmit etw gesprenkelt sein; to be speckled with brownbraun gesprenkelt sein

speckle

(ˈspekl) noun
a little spot on a different-coloured background. The eggs were pale blue with dark green speckles.
ˈspeckled adjective
marked with speckles.
References in classic literature ?
Soon, with a deep sigh, she put aside the savory volume, and inquired of Phoebe whether old Speckle, as she called one of the hens, had laid an egg the preceding day.
Lammeter was already on the stone steps, passing the time in recalling to Godfrey what very fine points Speckle had when his master used to ride him.
Cass," was Priscilla's parting injunction, as she took the reins, and shook them gently, by way of friendly incitement to Speckle.
At the last it fell; and, where it touched earth, there broke out a stream which presently became a River, whose nature, by our Lord's beneficence, and that merit He acquired ere He freed himself, is that whoso bathes in it washes away all taint and speckle of sin.
Round his brow he had a peculiar yellow band, with brownish speckles, which seemed to be bound tightly round his head.
In 26 chapters, international specialists distill from the latest research technical principles, applications, and future directions in methods employing tissue Doppler, speckle tracking (which adds another dimension to Doppler-based images), and other imaging techniques.
American Scientific Publishers (ASP; Stevenson Ranch, CA) has begun the publication of two new Journals with March issues, including the Journal of Holography & Speckle (JHS) and the JO1 of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience (JCTN), and will launch a third journal, the Journal of Low Power Electronics (JLPE), later this year.
Speckle, a ten-month-old tabby, was left for dead in the road.
com/research/d3ef71/advances_in_speckl) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Advances in Speckle Metrology and Related Techniques" to their offering.
The speckle patterns are inspected under the microscope and recorded on a camera at a high frame rate.
Speckle phenomena in optics; theory and applications.