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Definition 1: a small contrasting part of something - [noun denoting attribute]

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

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

Synonyms for speckle in the sense of this definition

(speckle is a kind of ...) a pattern of marks

(... is a kind of speckle ) a large bright spot on the sun's photosphere occurring most frequently in the vicinity of sunspots

(... is a kind of speckle ) a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field

(... is a kind of speckle ) a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals

"two or more parhelia are usually seen at once"

(... is a kind of speckle ) a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases

(... is a kind of speckle ) (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body

(... is a kind of speckle ) a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion

(... is a kind of speckle ) a patch of bright color

"her red hat gave her outfit a splash of color"

(... is a kind of speckle ) (pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea

(... is a kind of speckle ) a very small spot

"the plane was just a speck in the sky"

(... is a kind of speckle ) a bright spot on a planet

Definition 2: mark with small spots - [verb of contact]

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

  • speckle the wall with tiny yellow spots

Synonyms for speckle in the sense of this definition

(speckle is a kind of ...) make a spot or mark onto

"The wine spotted the tablecloth"

Definition 3: produce a mottled effect - [verb of contact]

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

  • The sunlight stippled the trees

Synonyms for speckle in the sense of this definition

(speckle is a kind of ...) colour with streaks or blotches of different shades

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