follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

speckle

[spek-uh l] /ˈspɛk əl/
noun
1.
a small speck, spot, or mark, as on skin.
2.
speckled coloring or marking.
verb (used with object), speckled, speckling.
3.
to mark with or as with speckles.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see speck, -le
Related forms
speckledness, noun
unspeckled, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for unspeckled

speckle

/ˈspɛkəl/
noun
1.
a small or slight mark usually of a contrasting colour, as on the skin, a bird's plumage, or eggs
verb
2.
(transitive) to mark with or as if with speckles
Derived Forms
speckled, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Middle Dutch spekkel; see speck
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for unspeckled

speckle

v.

c.1400 (implied in speckled), probably related to Old English specca "small spot, speck" (see speck) or from a related Middle Dutch or Middle High German word. Related: Speckled; speckling. The noun is first attested mid-15c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for speckle

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for unspeckled

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for unspeckled