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speck

speck

 
 
pronunciation:
spek
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small spot, blemish, or discoloration.
synonyms:
dot, speckle
similar words:
freak, spot, stain
definition 2: a tiny particle.
synonyms:
fleck, mote, particle
similar words:
bit, crumb, grain, lick, molecule
definition 3: something comparatively or apparently small.
The airplane was just a speck in the distance.
similar words:
lick
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: specked, specking, specks
definition: to make or form specks on; speckle.
synonyms:
speckle
similar words:
dot, fleck, freckle, spot
derivation: speckless (adj.)