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English definition of “speck”

speck

noun [C] uk   /spek/ us  
a very small mark, piece, or amount: He'd been painting the door and there were specks of paint all over the floor. There's not a speck of (= not any) dust/dirt in their house. We could see a speck (= a small amount) of light at the end of the tunnel.
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