(noun, verb)


1. a very small spot

- the plane was just a speck in the sky

Similar word(s): pinpoint

Definition categories: attribute, dapple, fleck, maculation, patch, speckle, spot

2. (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

Similar word(s): atom, corpuscle, molecule, mote, particle

Definition categories: substance, material, stuff

3. a slight but appreciable amount

Similar word(s): hint, jot, mite, pinch, soupcon, tinge, touch

Definition categories: quantity

Sentences with speck as a noun:

- a tiny speck of soot

- He has not a speck of money.


1. produce specks in or on

- speck the cloth

Definition categories: contact, mark

Sentences with speck as a verb:

- paper specked by impurities in the water used in its manufacture