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Definition of "fleck" []

  • A tiny mark or spot: flecks of mica in the rock. (noun)
  • A small bit or flake: flecks of foam; a fleck of dandruff. (noun)
  • To spot or streak: the path was flecked with sunlight. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fleck" in a sentence
  • "This is like me calling a fleck of lint a 1/100,000 scale model of a cloud, even though it's not made of water."
  • "Thoinot considers that in these cases the fleck is a fetich."
  • "In Blenheim Farm's hydroponic greenhouse, a lone lingonberry was visible, now little more than a fleck of red buried in a swell of leaves."