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1fleck

verb \ˈflek\

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

Full Definition of FLECK

transitive verb
1
:  streak, spot <whitecaps flecked the blue sea>
2
:  to color as if by sprinkling with flecks <his wit is flecked with sarcasm — James Atlas>
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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

2fleck

noun

: a small spot or mark

Full Definition of FLECK

1
:  spot, mark <a brown tweed with flecks of yellow>
2
:  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

1598
FLECKS Defined for Kids

1fleck

verb \ˈflek\
fleckedfleck·ing

Definition of FLECK for Kids

:  to mark with small streaks or spots <The bananas were flecked with brown.>

2fleck

noun

Definition of FLECK for Kids

1
:  1spot 1, mark
2
:  a small bit <… little flecks of spit would come shooting out of her mouth as she talked. — Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach>

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