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Definition 1: a very small spot - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where speck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plane was just a speck in the sky

Synonyms for speck in the sense of this definition

(speck is a kind of ...) a small contrasting part of something

"a bald spot" "a leopard's spots" "a patch of clouds" "patches of thin ice" "a fleck of red"

Definition 2: a slight but appreciable amount - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where speck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this dish could use a touch of garlic

Synonyms for speck in the sense of this definition

(speck is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

(... is a kind of speck ) a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time

Definition 3: (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for speck in the sense of this definition

(speck is a kind of ...) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

(... is a kind of speck ) a relatively small granular particle of a substance

"a grain of sand" "a grain of sugar"

(... is a kind of speck ) material resulting from the process of grinding

"vegetable grindings clogged the drain"

(... is a kind of speck ) a microscopic particle of triglycerides produced in the intestines during digestion; in the bloodstream they release their fatty acids into the blood

(... is a kind of speck ) a tiny dark speck made by the excrement of a fly

(... is a kind of speck ) a tiny particle of material that can be added to a product to indicate the source of manufacture

Definition 4: produce specks in or on - [verb of contact]

Samples where speck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • speck the cloth

(speck is a kind of ...) make or leave a mark on

"the scouts marked the trail" "ash marked the believers' foreheads"

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