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“speck” in British English

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specknoun [ C ]

uk /spek/ us /spek/

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.

(Definition of “speck” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“speck” in American English

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specknoun [ C ]

us /spek/

a very small mark, piece, or amount:

There are paint specks all over the floor.
These small islands are just specks on the map.
There’s not a speck of dust in their house.

(Definition of “speck” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)