Speckle Spec"kle, n. [Dim. of speck; cf. D. spikkel.] A little or spot in or anything, of a different substance or color from that of the thing itself. [1913 Webster]

An huge great serpent, all with speckles pied. --Spebser. [1913 Webster]

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  • speckle — ● speckle nom féminin (anglais speckle, tacheture) Synonyme de granularité. ● speckle (expressions) nom féminin (anglais speckle, tacheture) Interférométrie speckle, synonyme de interférométrie des tavelures. ● speckle (synonymes) nom féminin …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Speckle — Spec kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Speckled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Speckling}.] To mark with small spots of a different color from that of the rest of the surface; to variegate with spots of a different color from the ground or surface. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • speckle — (v.) c.1400 (implied in speckled), probably related to O.E. specca small spot, speck (see SPECK (Cf. speck)) or from a related Middle Dutch or Middle High German word. Related: Speckled; speckling. The noun is first attested mid 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • speckle — vb *spot, spatter, sprinkle, mottle, fleck, stipple, marble, spangle, bespangle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • speckle — ► NOUN ▪ a small spot or patch of colour. ► VERB ▪ mark with speckles. DERIVATIVES speckled adjective. ORIGIN Dutch spekkel …   English terms dictionary

  • speckle — [spek′əl] n. [ME spakle, dim. of specke,SPECK] a small mark of contrasting color; speck vt. speckled, speckling to mark with speckles …   English World dictionary

  • Speckle — Als Specklemuster, Lichtgranulation oder kurz Speckle werden die körnigen Interferenzphänomene bezeichnet, die sich bei hinreichend kohärenter Beleuchtung optisch rauer Objektoberflächen (Unebenheiten in der Größenordnung der Wellenlänge)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • speckle — UK [ˈspek(ə)l] / US noun [countable, usually plural] Word forms speckle : singular speckle plural speckles one of a number of small spots or marks on a surface a black bird with white speckles …   English dictionary

  • Speckle — Tavelure (optique) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Tavelure. Un exemple de tavelures obtenues avec un laser vert. Les tavelures ou chatoiement (speckle …   Wikipédia en Français

  • speckle — speck·le || spekl n. speckle, small spot, dot v. mark with small spots, dot, speck, fleck, stain …   English contemporary dictionary

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