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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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"
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speckle

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

speckle

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

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