"smattering" of freckles

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KeilaCheng

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Does that mean that the person's freckles are really not noticeable?
 

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No. It means that there are not a lot of them.

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The phrase 'smattering of' can be used for a small amount of even abstract things - particularly languages: 'He speaks four languages and has a smattering of two others'.

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