verb \ˈflek\

: to put a small spots or marks of something on different parts of (a surface)

Full Definition of FLECK

transitive verb
:  streak, spot <whitecaps flecked the blue sea>
:  to color as if by sprinkling with flecks <his wit is flecked with sarcasm — James Atlas>

Examples of FLECK

  1. She flecked the canvas with blue paint.
  2. <to achieve the desired effect, fleck the canvas with paint simply by flicking the brush close to the surface>

Origin of FLECK

back-formation from flecked spotted, from Middle English; akin to Old High German flec spot, Old Norse flekkr
First Known Use: 14th century



: a small spot or mark

Full Definition of FLECK

:  spot, mark <a brown tweed with flecks of yellow>
:  flake, particle <flecks of snow drifted down>

Examples of FLECK

  1. a brown cloth with flecks of yellow
  2. The police found flecks of blood on his clothes.

First Known Use of FLECK



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