Definition of fleck noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//flek//
    ; NAmE NAmE//flek//
    [usually plural] fleck (of something)
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  1. 1a very small area of a particular colour His hair was dark, with flecks of grey. The material has a red fleck in it. Wordfinderband, check, dot, fleck, pattern, speckle, splash, spot, streak, stripe
  2. 2a very small piece of something flecks of dust/foam/dandruff Her face was covered with flecks of paint.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (as a verb): perhaps from Old Norse flekkr (noun), flekka (verb), or from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch vlecke.
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