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Meaning & Definition of Speck in English

English

Speck

/spɛk/

noun

1. A very small spot

  • "The plane was just a speck in the sky"
    synonym:
  • speck
  • ,
  • pinpoint

2. (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

    synonym:
  • atom
  • ,
  • molecule
  • ,
  • particle
  • ,
  • corpuscle
  • ,
  • mote
  • ,
  • speck

3. A slight but appreciable amount

  • "This dish could use a touch of garlic"
    synonym:
  • touch
  • ,
  • hint
  • ,
  • tinge
  • ,
  • mite
  • ,
  • pinch
  • ,
  • jot
  • ,
  • speck
  • ,
  • soupcon

verb

1. Produce specks in or on

  • "Speck the cloth"
    synonym:
  • speck

Examples of using

There wasn't even a speck of dust on the table.