English noun: speckle
|1.||speckle (attribute) a small contrasting part of something|
|Samples||A bald spot.|
A leopard's spots.
A patch of clouds.
Patches of thin ice.
A fleck of red.
|Synonyms||dapple, fleck, maculation, patch, spot|
|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|
|Samples||The sunlight stippled the trees.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||cloud, dapple, mottle|
|2.||speckle (contact) mark with small spots|
|Samples||Speckle the wall with tiny yellow spots.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||blob, blot, fleck, spot|