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frecklenoun [C]

 us   /ˈfrek·əl/
a small brown spot on the skin, esp. on a light-skinned person: The brothers were in their early teens, and both had reddish hair and freckles.
freckled
adjective  us   /ˈfrek·əld/
a freckled nose
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frecklenoun [C]

uk   /ˈfrek.əl/  us   /ˈfrek.əl/
a small, pale brown spot on the skin, usually on the face, especially of a person with pale skin: He has red hair and freckles.
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freckled
adjective uk   /ˈfrek.əld/  us   /ˈfrek.əld/ (also freckly, uk   /-əl.i/ us   )
a freckly complexion
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Translations of “freckle”
in Korean 주근깨…
in Arabic نَمْشة, كَلْفة…
in Malaysian bintik hitam…
in French tache de rousseur…
in Russian веснушка…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指膚色淺的人臉上的)雀斑,小斑點…
in Italian lentiggine…
in Turkish çil, güneşin oluşturduğu çiller…
in Polish pieg…
in Spanish peca…
in Vietnamese tàn nhang…
in Portuguese sarda…
in Thai กระ…
in German die Sommersprosse…
in Catalan piga…
in Japanese そばかす…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指肤色浅的人脸上的)雀斑,小斑点…
in Indonesian bintik-bintik…
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