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Princeton's WordNet

  1. speck, pinpoint(noun)

    a very small spot

    "the plane was just a speck in the sky"

  2. atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck(noun)

    (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

  3. touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon(verb)

    a slight but appreciable amount

    "this dish could use a touch of garlic"

  4. speck(verb)

    produce specks in or on

    "speck the cloth"


  1. speck(Noun)

    A tiny spot, especially of dirt etc.

    tiny speck of soot

  2. speck(Noun)

    A juniper-flavoured ham originally from Tyrol.

  3. speck(Verb)

    To mark with specks; to speckle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Speck(noun)

    the blubber of whales or other marine mammals; also, the fat of the hippopotamus

    Etymology: [OE. spekke, AS. specca; cf. LG. spaak.]

  2. Speck(noun)

    a small discolored place in or on anything, or a small place of a color different from that of the main substance; a spot; a stain; a blemish; as, a speck on paper or loth; specks of decay in fruit

    Etymology: [OE. spekke, AS. specca; cf. LG. spaak.]

  3. Speck(noun)

    a very small thing; a particle; a mite; as, specks of dust; he has not a speck of money

    Etymology: [OE. spekke, AS. specca; cf. LG. spaak.]

  4. Speck(noun)

    a small etheostomoid fish (Ulocentra stigmaea) common in the Eastern United States

    Etymology: [OE. spekke, AS. specca; cf. LG. spaak.]

  5. Speck(verb)

    to cause the presence of specks upon or in, especially specks regarded as defects or blemishes; to spot; to speckle; as, paper specked by impurities in the water used in its manufacture

    Etymology: [OE. spekke, AS. specca; cf. LG. spaak.]


  1. Speck

    Speck is a distinctively juniper-flavored ham originally from Tyrol, a historical region that since 1918 partially lies in Italy. Speck's origins at the intersection of two culinary worlds is reflected in its synthesis of salt-curing and smoking. The first historical mention of Speck was in the early 13th century when some of the current production techniques were already in use. Südtiroler Speck is now a protected geographic designation with PGI status. In parts of the English-speaking culinary world, the term "speck" refers to Italian speck, a type of prosciutto, rather than German speck, which is identical to the Italian "lardo". The term "speck" became part of popular parlance only in the eighteenth century and replaced the older term "bachen", a cognate of "bacon". Other varieties with geographical indications include: ⁕Gailtaler Speck from Austria, with PGI status, which has been made since the 15th century in Gailtal in Kärnten. ⁕Tiroler Speck from Austria's Tyrol region, has PGI status, and has been made since at least the 15th century.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Speck

    spek, n. a spot: a blemish: a mark betokening decay: a separate piece or particle, an atom, the least morsel or quantity: a percoid fish of the United States, a darter.—v.t. to spot. [A.S. specca; Low Ger. spakig, spotted with wet.]

  2. Speck

    spek, n. fat, lard.—n. Specktioneer′, the chief harpooner in whale-fishing. [A.S. spic, bacon; Ger. speck, Dut. spek, fat.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of speck in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of speck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of speck in a Sentence

  1. Alexa Borden:

    I'm a small speck in the universe

  2. Richard Gere:

    I have no interest, none, zero, there's not even a speck of me that goes 'boy, 'I'd really want to be a politician,'.

  3. Alexander Gauland:

    Hitler and the Nazis are just a speck of bird poop in more than 1,000 years of successful German history, only those who acknowledge the part have the power to shape the future.

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