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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.


Synonymsstipple


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.


Synonymsbespeckle


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)blob, blot, fleck, spot









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