AskDefine | Define freckle

Dictionary Definition

freckle n : a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin [syn: lentigo]


1 become freckled; "I freckle easily"
2 mark with freckles

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ˈfɹɛkəl/, /"frEk@l/
    Rhymes: -ɛkəl


freckle (plural: freckles)
  1. A small brownish or reddish pigmentation spot on the surface of the skin.



  1. To cover with freckles.
  2. To become covered with freckles.


Related terms

Extensive Definition

freckle in Czech: Piha
freckle in Danish: Fregne
freckle in German: Sommersprossen
freckle in Spanish: Peca
freckle in Esperanto: Lentugo
freckle in French: Éphélide
freckle in Scottish Gaelic: Breac-sheunain
freckle in Icelandic: Freknur
freckle in Italian: Lentiggini
freckle in Hebrew: נמש
freckle in Luxembourgish: Speechelen
freckle in Dutch: Sproet
freckle in Japanese: 雀卵斑
freckle in Low German: Sünnsprütten
freckle in Norwegian: Fregner
freckle in Polish: Pieg
freckle in Portuguese: Sardas
freckle in Russian: Веснушки
freckle in Finnish: Pisama
freckle in Swedish: Fräknar
freckle in Thai: กระ
freckle in Turkish: Çil
freckle in Yiddish: זומערשפרענקלעך
freckle in Chinese: 雀斑

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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