Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Dotted or covered with speckles, especially flecked with small spots of contrasting color.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Spotted; specked; marked with small spots of indeterminate character; maculate: specifically noting many animals.
  • Variegated in appearance or character; diversified; motley; piebald: as, a speckled company.
  • A British geometrid moth, Cleora viduaria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Marked or variegated with small spots of a different color from that of the rest of the surface.
  • adjective (Ethnol.) the Pintos.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) The rainbow trout.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Marked with dots.
  • adjective Sporadically and irregularly marked.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a pattern of dots

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Examples

  • Heavily speckled from the chocolate cookie crumbs, these cookies also have a great look to them.

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  • "speckled" is from a root "to color"; answering to the Jewish blending together with paganism the altogether diverse Mosaic ritual.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Threw a super spook on the back side of a floating log and while trying to free it with line snaps, a 5 lb bass came up and unhooked my lure and swimming free of the hang, alowing me to make an easy catch. another one was while wade fishing the Laguna Madre, a 26 in speckled trout swam up trying to throw a jig, I reached down and grabed it behind the head before it knew what was going on, oh the days.

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  • Threw a super spook on the back side of a floating log and while trying to free it with line snaps, a 5 lb bass came up and unhooked my lure and swimming free of the hang, alowing me to make an easy catch. another one was while wade fishing the Laguna Madre, a 26 in speckled trout swam up trying to throw a jig, I reached down and grabed it behind the head before it knew what was going on, oh the days.

    crazy ways you've caught fish

  • Mrs. Spencer opened the door of the little house and called the speckled hen, who ran out clucking and calling her chickens after her.

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  • The moonlight had crept up to the foot of the bed, and now lay on it like a broad blue sword speckled as with rust by the patchwork counterpane.

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  • Specks (aka speckled perch, crappie, black crappie)

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  • Specks (aka speckled perch, crappie, black crappie)

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  • They are called speckled bass, calico bass and a few other names, but they are officially crappie and in this part of the state black crappie.

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  • They are called speckled bass, calico bass and a few other names, but they are officially crappie and in this part of the state black crappie.

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