Pronunciation: (spek), [key]
1. a small spot differing in color or substance from that of the surface or material upon which it appears or lies: Specks of soot on the window sill.
2. a very little bit or particle: We haven't a speck of sugar.
3. something appearing small by comparison or by reason of distance: By then the town was just a speck.
to mark with, or as with, a speck or specks.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.