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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

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Origin and Etymology of fleck

back-formation from flecked spotted, from Middle English; akin to Old High German flec spot, Old Norse flekkr


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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.

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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

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flecking

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


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fleck

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noun

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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