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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a small contrasting part of something;
- Example: "a bald spot"
- Example: "a leopard's spots"
- Example: "a patch of clouds"
- Example: "patches of thin ice"
- Example: "a fleck of red"
[syn: spot, speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation]


VERB (2)

1. produce a mottled effect;
- Example: "The sunlight stippled the trees"
[syn: stipple, speckle]

2. mark with small spots;
- Example: "speckle the wall with tiny yellow spots"
[syn: speckle, bespeckle]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Speckle \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. [1913 Webster] An huge great serpent, all with speckles pied. --Spebser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Speckle \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. [1913 Webster]




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