Definition of speckled in English:


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  • Covered or marked with a large number of small spots or patches of color.

    ‘a large speckled brown egg’
    • ‘its body is gray speckled with dark spots’
    • ‘On her head sits a black pillbox hat with a shoulder-length black veil speckled with black velvet dots.’
    • ‘Some crystals grow to a much bigger size giving granite a speckled appearance.’
    • ‘I saw market stalls full of produce, dusty papaya skins speckled by rain.’
    • ‘The long, thick flash of silver was unmistakable - a grand speckled trout.’
    • ‘Generally, I like my pancake served speckled side up.’
    • ‘Night spreads out like a vast dark veil speckled with silver.’
    • ‘I love to see her eyes transform into a brown lighter than a wild cat's, with the fiery glint of speckled gold.’
    • ‘Leaves formed in late summer show a fine, yellowish, speckled mottling.’
    • ‘A stunned silence followed, then a small group began to applaud, speckled patches of clapping joining from across the auditorium.’
    • ‘The steep row of hills separating the provinces was speckled with hundreds of wild pistachio trees.’
    • ‘Some are striped, some blotched, some speckled in a variety of brilliant colours.’
    • ‘Inside, beige speckled porcelain tiles replaced rotten old floor boards.’
    • ‘The petals are speckled with tiny holes smaller than a pinprick, a feature which provides its Latin name Hypericum perforatum.’
    • ‘The speckled trout hit a bait like a freight train.’
    • ‘Blue skies speckled with tiny fleeces of cloud made it a glorious afternoon in Knock.’
    • ‘There's also a crunchy peanut-butter tart, topped with an iridescent scoop of celery sorbet and speckled with crushed pistachios.’
    • ‘Steve was obviously tall, about 6, and had brown hair which was speckled modestly with grey on the front and sides.’
    • ‘Inside, the audience cheered and clapped as the speckled celluloid film started to roll.’
    • ‘I left the residence to walk down to the office, and saw that the lake was speckled with faintly glowing dots.’
    • ‘The research shows that birds nesting in areas of the woods where the soil is known to be low in calcium produce eggs that are more heavily speckled.’



/ˈspekəld/ /ˈspɛkəld/