Freckle meaning

frĕkəl
A small, brownish spot on the skin, esp. as a result of exposure to the sun.
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A small brownish or reddish pigmentation spot on the surface of the skin.

Steve has brown hair, blue eyes and freckles on his cheeks and nose.

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Any of the small brownish spots on the skin that turn darker or increase in number upon exposure to the sun.
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To cause freckles to appear on.
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To dot or become dotted with freckles or spots of color.
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To become spotted with freckles.
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Any of the small brownish spots on the skin that turn darker or increase in number upon exposure to the sun.
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To dot or become dotted with freckles or spots of color.
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Any small spot or discoloration.
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To cover with freckles.
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(intransitive) To become covered with freckles.
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Origin of freckle

  • From Middle English frakles freckles alteration of fraknes probably of Scandinavian origin Old Norse freknōttr freckly

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English freken, frekel, from Old Norse freknur (plural) (compare Swedish fräknar, Danish fregner), s-less variant of Proto-Germanic *sprekalą 'freckle' (compare dialectal Norwegian sprekla, Middle High German spreckel), from Proto-Indo-European *sp(h)er(e)g- 'to strew, sprinkle'. Cognate with Albanian fruth (“measles”). More at spark. Related to spry, sprack.

    From Wiktionary