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A small spot or patch of color.
dot, pinprick, spot, fleck, speckle, stain, mark, smudge, blemishView synonyms
- ‘His fur was almost entirely grey, except for a few blond speckles.’
- ‘Age-related speckles and scratches are essentially non-existent.’
- ‘And the meat had little speckles of green and red in it.’
- ‘He wore baby-blue patent-leather shoes and had speckles of gray in his five-o'clock shadow.’
- ‘Standing up she exited he bathroom for the second time, trailed by speckles of red water.’
- ‘Katie's eyes were a brilliant, intense green, with little streaks and speckles of blue and orange in them.’
- ‘The water was spreading over the floor, speckles of white sticking to the floor.’
- ‘Her purse jingled as she rummaged through it before removing a single handkerchief, rosy pink with white speckles, and dabbing her tweaked brow.’
- ‘The flower color, which is a wine red with a generous amount of speckles and spots, is also somewhat variable.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘A few speckles of pink paint decorated the old lady's face and hair.’
- ‘The yellow speckles resemble stars and an occasional large patch is referred to as the moon.’
- ‘There was a second of dramatic silence as the first speckles of blood hit the ground and tainted the white carpet.’
- ‘Age-related speckles and the like are remarkably few.’
- ‘Small speckles of blood leaked onto the window.’
- ‘The tiniest speckles of blood still littered the ground at his feet, hardly visible, but there all the same.’
- ‘He rode a white stallion with brown speckles on its thigh area.’
- ‘Small speckles of seasoning decorated the rich meat.’
- ‘Then, using a paintbrush, fling tiny speckles of paint everywhere.’
- ‘Pure white unfortunately, and I frowned at the speckles of red Tom had left upon it.’
Mark with a large number of small spots or patches of color.‘stars speckled the sky’
flecked, speckly, specked, freckled, freckly, spotted, spotty, dotted, stippled, sprinkled, mottled, dappled, blotchy, brindledView synonyms
- ‘The sundress Deanna wore a few hours earlier was speckled in dirt and blood.’
- ‘The shells are speckled and range in color from dark brown to blue or white.’
- ‘Each building was speckled primarily with lights of yellow, and a few reds and greens scattered about as well.’
- ‘She pulled on a brown tanktop that had been speckled with bleach to make it orange.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘His pants were speckled with gray, and they were almost as tight as the shirt.’
- ‘That night, as Anna headed home, she looked up into the star speckled sky.’
- ‘Eve opened the door and saw that the blanket had been speckled with blood.’
- ‘It was a strange coloured little creature, speckled brown like tortoiseshell.’
- ‘His eyes were brown, speckled with gold, his hair a dusty brown, and his skin a deep tan.’
- ‘They mournfully gazed at the empty floor that was earlier that day full of brown eggs speckled with grey spots.’
- ‘Reds, pinks, blues, yellows and purples speckled the green grasses in every direction.’
- ‘He was a tall man, in his late fifties, with dark, speckled hair and darker eyes.’
- ‘The small black rock, speckled with silver, was discovered in the garden following the heavy storms last week.’
- ‘They are soft brown in colour and speckled like an egg.’
- ‘Both had the same golden-red-brown hair and soft brown eyes speckled with gold.’
- ‘It oozed into the brown liquid below him and speckled across the other trouser leg.’
- ‘The pavement became speckled with dark spots on its otherwise dry surface.’
- ‘Flecks of dark green paint came with it, speckling its sides as it slid through the door.’
Late Middle English (as a noun): from Middle Dutch spekkel; the verb (late 16th century) from the noun or a back-formation from speckled.
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