What part of speech is “speckled”

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as an adjective, 'speckled' describes something that is marked with a large number of small spots or patches of color. It gives a visual characteristic to the noun it modifies, indicating a pattern or appearance.

used to describe the appearance of objects, animals, or surfaces that have small spots or patches. Can be used in both literal and figurative contexts.

The speckled hen laid an egg in the barn.

The old book's pages were speckled with brown spots, showing its age.

The sky was clear except for a few speckled clouds near the horizon.

'speckled' often refers to a random or irregular pattern of spots, not necessarily uniform. Don't confuse 'speckled' with 'spotted.' While both can mean having spots, 'speckled' often implies smaller, more numerous spots. 'Speckled' can sometimes be used in a figurative sense, but it's most commonly used in a literal sense to describe appearance.

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