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fleck

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verb \ˈflek\

Definition of fleck

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  streak, spot <whitecaps flecked the blue sea>

  3. 2 :  to color as if by sprinkling with flecks <his wit is flecked with sarcasm — James Atlas>

Examples of fleck in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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


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fleck

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Definition of fleck

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

  2. 2 :  flake, particle <flecks of snow drifted down>

Examples of fleck in a sentence

  1. a brown cloth with flecks of yellow

  2. The police found flecks of blood on his clothes.

1598

First Known Use of fleck

1598


FLECK Defined for Kids

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fleck

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verb \ˈflek\

Definition of fleck for Students

flecked

flecking

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


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fleck

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Definition of fleck for Students

  1. 1 :  1spot 1, mark

  2. 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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