: marked with streaks or spots : sprinkled with flecks
… a drab room with beige walls, flecked linoleum floors and a battered upright piano.Channing Gray

Examples of flecked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dashboard is swathed in a flecked, mélange-style fabric that is based on a traditional Japanese hand-weaving technique called Nishijin-ori. Mara Balagtas McIlwrath, Car and Driver, 1 June 2023 The melton coat sits over a flecked tweed suit—contrasting the matte outerwear with mottled textures beneath. Aleks Cvetkovic, Robb Report, 21 Jan. 2023 The melomys, a small white-flecked rodent, lived on an island near the tip of the Great Barrier Reef. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 1 Mar. 2022 Huetopian Dream palette shades Secret Eden and Xtreme Plum Noir, adding a hint of sparkle with a few taps of golden-flecked highlighter. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 14 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flecked was in the 14th century

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“Flecked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flecked. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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