Definition of 'speck'
Example sentences containing 'speck'
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There is not a speck of dirt on his cream carpets. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Then my sons spotted a speck of gold at the bottom of their pans. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is a tiny speck on the map. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Trying to watch a football match on this was like witnessing ants chasing a speck of dust. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is hardly a speck of dirt. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But perhaps it was just a speck of dust. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Who would have thought such a little speck of a thing as not sewing on my string could make a difference? What Katy Did (1872)There's not a speck or spot anywhere. BomberYou can't find a speck of dirt on the ground or a scratch on the wall. The Sun (2013)The most we'll do is clean up the odd speck of dust. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That's just a speck of dust in my eye. The Sun (2014)Not a ripple troubles the surface, not a single speck of dust clouds the glassy stillness. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There was a speck of blood on the mattress but it could have been there for 20 years. The Sun (2009)Experts told the Appeal judges that the speck was too small for anyone to say where it had come from. The Sun (2008)People cling firmly to the belief that reality is the world outside of the mind and that the individual is one small speck on a global spaceship. THE 22 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF MARKETING (1993)They are a tiny speck on the economic landscape and one that I have empathy with. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The Earth is not important in the cosmos, it is a tiny speck surrounded by this vast emptiness. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yes, love, you with the bright red lipstick and the small speck of dust on your left knee. Times, Sunday Times (2012)YOU'D struggle to spot it, but the tiny speck in the bottom right of this amazing image is Earth. The Sun (2013)A tiny speck is all that is required to set your dinner on fire - probably not the best way to keep out the cold. The Sun (2013)It's one small speck and it flicks about as I move my eye. The Sun (2011)As a schoolboy I once scattered a little on my desktop, a fly landed on a speck and blew itself to smithereens. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'speck'
British English: speck NOUN
A speck is a very small stain, mark, or shape.
...a speck of blood.
Definition of speck from the Collins English Dictionary
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