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English noun: speckle

1. speckle (attribute) a small contrasting part of something

SamplesA bald spot.
A leopard's spots.
A patch of clouds.
Patches of thin ice.
A fleck of red.

Synonymsdapple, fleck, maculation, patch, spot

Broader (hypernym)marking

Narrower (hyponym)facula, facula, fret, macula, macula, macule, mock sun, nebula, parhelion, pinpoint, plaque, speck, splash, sundog, sunspot, worn spot

English verb: speckle

1. speckle (contact) produce a mottled effect

SamplesThe sunlight stippled the trees.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cloud, dapple, mottle

2. speckle (contact) mark with small spots

SamplesSpeckle the wall with tiny yellow spots.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)blob, blot, fleck, spot

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