Meaning of speckle in English:

speckle

Pronunciation /ˈspɛk(ə)l/

Translate speckle into Spanish

noun

usually speckles
  • A small spot or patch of colour.

    ‘it has white speckles on its forewing’
    • ‘Her purse jingled as she rummaged through it before removing a single handkerchief, rosy pink with white speckles, and dabbing her tweaked brow.’
    • ‘The water was spreading over the floor, speckles of white sticking to the floor.’
    • ‘The tiniest speckles of blood still littered the ground at his feet, hardly visible, but there all the same.’
    • ‘The flower color, which is a wine red with a generous amount of speckles and spots, is also somewhat variable.’
    • ‘Standing up she exited he bathroom for the second time, trailed by speckles of red water.’
    • ‘There was a second of dramatic silence as the first speckles of blood hit the ground and tainted the white carpet.’
    • ‘Pure white unfortunately, and I frowned at the speckles of red Tom had left upon it.’
    • ‘Katie's eyes were a brilliant, intense green, with little streaks and speckles of blue and orange in them.’
    • ‘The tiles, which had at one point been white with black speckles, were now dark, creamy beige with black speckles, and had bits and pieces broken off along the seams.’
    • ‘The yellow speckles resemble stars and an occasional large patch is referred to as the moon.’
    • ‘He rode a white stallion with brown speckles on its thigh area.’
    • ‘Small speckles of blood leaked onto the window.’
    • ‘Age-related speckles and the like are remarkably few.’
    • ‘And the meat had little speckles of green and red in it.’
    • ‘Small speckles of seasoning decorated the rich meat.’
    • ‘Age-related speckles and scratches are essentially non-existent.’
    • ‘Then, using a paintbrush, fling tiny speckles of paint everywhere.’
    • ‘A few speckles of pink paint decorated the old lady's face and hair.’
    • ‘His fur was almost entirely grey, except for a few blond speckles.’
    • ‘He wore baby-blue patent-leather shoes and had speckles of gray in his five-o'clock shadow.’
    dot, pinprick, spot, fleck, speckle, stain, mark, smudge, blemish

verb

[with object]
  • Mark with a large number of small spots or patches of colour.

    ‘gulls whirled round the masts, speckling the docks with guano’
    • ‘They are soft brown in colour and speckled like an egg.’
    • ‘They mournfully gazed at the empty floor that was earlier that day full of brown eggs speckled with grey spots.’
    • ‘It was a strange coloured little creature, speckled brown like tortoiseshell.’
    • ‘The shells are speckled and range in color from dark brown to blue or white.’
    • ‘She pulled on a brown tanktop that had been speckled with bleach to make it orange.’
    • ‘Each building was speckled primarily with lights of yellow, and a few reds and greens scattered about as well.’
    • ‘That night, as Anna headed home, she looked up into the star speckled sky.’
    • ‘Reds, pinks, blues, yellows and purples speckled the green grasses in every direction.’
    • ‘Eve opened the door and saw that the blanket had been speckled with blood.’
    • ‘The sundress Deanna wore a few hours earlier was speckled in dirt and blood.’
    • ‘He was a tall man, in his late fifties, with dark, speckled hair and darker eyes.’
    • ‘His pants were speckled with gray, and they were almost as tight as the shirt.’
    • ‘A short, thin woman with black hair that was speckled with gray answered the door.’
    • ‘Her gray speckled hair was pulled up in a messy bun, and slim blue glasses hung on her sharp nose.’
    • ‘The pavement became speckled with dark spots on its otherwise dry surface.’
    • ‘Both had the same golden-red-brown hair and soft brown eyes speckled with gold.’
    • ‘The small black rock, speckled with silver, was discovered in the garden following the heavy storms last week.’
    • ‘His eyes were brown, speckled with gold, his hair a dusty brown, and his skin a deep tan.’
    • ‘It oozed into the brown liquid below him and speckled across the other trouser leg.’
    • ‘Flecks of dark green paint came with it, speckling its sides as it slid through the door.’
    flecked, speckly, specked, freckled, freckly, spotted, spotty, dotted, stippled, sprinkled, mottled, dappled, blotchy, brindled

Origin

Late Middle English (as a noun): from Middle Dutch spekkel; the verb (late 16th century) from the noun or a back-formation from speckled.