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English noun: speck

1. speck (attribute) a very small spot


SamplesThe plane was just a speck in the sky.


Synonymspinpoint


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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