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Meaning of FLECK

Pronunciation:  flek

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
  2. [n]  a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
  3. [v]  make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"

FLECK is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: bit, blob, blot, chip, dapple, flake, maculation, patch, scrap, speckle, spot, spot
 See Also: bespatter, bespeckle, change surface, defile, exfoliation, flinders, fragment, macula, maculate, macule, marking, matchwood, nebula, pinpoint, plaque, scale, scurf, sliver, spatter, speck, speckle, splinter, splotch, sully, tarnish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fleck\, n.
    A flake; also, a lock, as of wool. [Obs.] --J. Martin.
  2. \Fleck\, n. [Cf. Icel. flekkr; akin to Sw. fl["a]ck, D.
    vlek, G. fleck, and perh. to E. flitch.]
    A spot; a streak; a speckle. ``A sunny fleck.'' --Longfellow.
          Life is dashed with flecks of sin.       --tennyson.
  3. \Fleck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flecked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Flecking}.] [Cf. Icel. flekka, Sw. fl["a]cka, D. vlekken,
    vlakken, G. flecken. See {Fleck}, n.]
    To spot; to streak or stripe; to variegate; to dapple.
          Both flecked with white, the true Arcadian strain.
          A bird, a cloud, flecking the sunny air. --Trench.