Definition of "flakes" []

  • A small thin piece or layer chipped off or detached from an object or substance; scale (noun)
  • A small piece or particle (noun)
  • A thin layer or stratum (noun)
  • A fragment removed by chipping or hammering from a larger stone used as a tool or weapon (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • An eccentric, crazy, or unreliable person (noun)
  • To peel or cause to peel off in flakes; chip (verb)
  • To cover or become covered with or as with flakes (verb)
  • To form into flakes (verb)
  • Plural form of flake. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "flakes" in a sentence
  • "Dust mites thrive when there is enough to eat (human skin flakes), and the air is moist and warm."
  • "The snow fell gently through the pulseless air, not in flakes, but in tiny frost crystals of delicate design."
  • "So they would put the graphene flakes from the Scotch Tape on top of this silicon oxide substrate, and if you look under an optical microscope, it turns out that the light waves have an interference effect between the graphene and the thickness of the silicon oxide, and that interference effect shows allows you to see a single layer in an optical microscope."