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Meaning of SPECKLE

Pronunciation:  'spekl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [v]  mark with small spots; "speckle the wall with tiny yellow spots"
  3. [v]  produce a mottled effect; "The sunlight stippled the trees"

SPECKLE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bespeckle, dapple, fleck, maculation, patch, spot, stipple
 See Also: blob, blot, cloud, dapple, fleck, macula, macule, marking, mottle, nebula, pinpoint, plaque, speck, spot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Spec"kle\, n. [Dim. of speck; cf. D. spikkel.]
    A little or spot in or anything, of a different substance or
    color from that of the thing itself.
          An huge great serpent, all with speckles pied.
  2. \Spec"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Speckled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Speckling}.]
    To mark with small spots of a different color from that of
    the rest of the surface; to variegate with spots of a
    different color from the ground or surface.