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Meaning of “speck” in the English Dictionary

"speck" in British English

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specknoun [C]

uk   us   /spek/
a very ​smallmark, ​piece, or ​amount: He'd been ​painting the ​door and there were specks ofpaint all over the ​floor. There's not a speck of (= not any) dust/​dirt in ​theirhouse. We could ​see a speck (= a ​smallamount) oflight at the end of the ​tunnel.
(Definition of speck from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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specknoun [C]

 us   /spek/
a very ​smallmark, ​piece, or ​amount: There are ​paint specks all over the ​floor. These ​smallislands are just specks on the ​map. There’s not a speck of ​dust in ​theirhouse.
(Definition of speck from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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