Speckle meaning

spĕkəl
A speck or small spot, as a natural dot of color on skin, plumage, or foliage.
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A small mark of contrasting color; speck.
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To mark with speckles.
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A speck or small spot, as a natural dot of color on skin, plumage, or foliage.
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A small spot or speck on the skin, plumage or foliage.
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(physics) The random distribution of light when it is scattered by a rough surface.
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To mark with speckles.
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Origin of speckle

  • Middle English spakle

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

  • The noun is from Middle Dutch spekkel; the verb was later coined from the noun, in the late 16th century.

    From Wiktionary