What is another word for speckled?

Pronunciation: [spˈɛkə͡ld] (IPA)

Speckled means marked with small, irregular spots. Some synonyms for the word speckled are dappled, mottled, flecked, stippled, and spotted. Dappled refers to speckled with light and shade giving a mottled effect, commonly seen on animal hides. Mottled also describes the random arrangement of small spots, often darker than the base color. Flecked and stippled both indicate a surface covered with small marks. Flecked describes these marks as isolated and irregularly shaped, while stippled refers to small, circular dots. Spotted refers to being marked with a round or oval shape of contrasting color. Overall, each of these synonyms provides a slightly different nuance, while still conveying the same basic meaning as speckled.

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What are the opposite words for speckled?

The antonyms for the word "speckled" are smooth, unmarked, plain, uniform, clear, and pure. These antonyms describe a surface that is devoid of spots, blemishes, or marks. A smooth surface or texture is plain and has no roughness, irregularity, or bumps. An unmarked surface is uniform and undistinguished without any distinct characteristics or features. A plain surface is unadorned and has no decorative patterns or designs. A uniform surface is even and consistent throughout, devoid of any variations. A clear surface is transparent and has no impurities or cloudiness. Finally, a pure surface is clean and without any contaminants or pollutants.

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Usage examples for Speckled

The surface of the water was speckled with wild duck, which splashed and swam about making silvery ripples break into the warm reflection, and a faint smoke from the village softened the whole effect.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch
They were white and black, blue and gray, yellow and red, speckled and tortoise-shell in color.
"Dot and Tot of Merryland"
L. Frank Baum
Also garnish with three eggs made from cheese, colored green and speckled with paprika.
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Famous quotes with Speckled

  • Unendowed with wealth or pity, Little birds with scarlet legs Sitting on their speckled eggs, Eye each flu-infected city.
    W. H. Auden
  • Maia lifted her gaze to watch low clouds briefly occult a brightly speckled, placid sea, its green shoals aflicker with silver schools of fish and the flapping shadows of hovering swoop-birds. The variegated colors were lush, voluptuous. Mixing with scents carried by the moist, heavy wind, they made a stew for the senses, spiced with fecund exudates of life. The beauty was heavy-handed, adamantly consoling. She got the point—that life goes on.
    David Brin

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