Speck - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |spek|  American pronunciation of the word speck
Brit.  |spÉ›k|  British pronunciation of the word speck

noun

- a very small spot(syn: pinpoint)
- (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything (syn: atom, corpuscle, molecule, mote, particle)
- a slight but appreciable amount (syn: hint, jot, mite, pinch, soupcon, tinge, touch)

verb

- produce specks in or on

Examples

There was not a speck of dust anywhere.

Soon the balloon was only a speck in the sky.

She writes without a speck of humor.

The town became a speck.

These are all small ethnic groups, mere specks on the map.

The whole solar system is but a mere speck in the universe.

The lake was soon specked by people.

the plane was just a speck in the sky

There is not a speck of dust in that house.

There's not a speck of dust in the kitchen.

a solitary speck in the sky

Word forms

noun
singular: speck
plural: specks
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