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English noun: speck

1. speck (attribute) a very small spot

SamplesThe plane was just a speck in the sky.


Broader (hypernym)dapple, fleck, maculation, patch, speckle, spot

2. speck (substance) (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

Synonymsatom, corpuscle, molecule, mote, particle

Broader (hypernym)material, stuff

Narrower (hyponym)chylomicron, flyspeck, grain, grinding, identification particle

3. speck (quantity) a slight but appreciable amount

SamplesThis dish could use a touch of garlic.

Synonymshint, jot, mite, pinch, soupcon, tinge, touch

Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

Narrower (hyponym)snuff

English verb: speck

1. speck (contact) produce specks in or on

SamplesSpeck the cloth.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mark

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