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Definition of 'speck'


  1. a very small spot; "the plane was just a speck in the sky"
       Synonyms: pinpoint
  2. (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
       Synonyms: atom molecule particle corpuscle mote
  3. a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
       Synonyms: touch hint tinge mite pinch jot soupcon


  1. produce specks in or on; "speck the cloth"

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