- a speck; a small bit: a fleck of dirt.
- a spot or small patch of color, light, etc.: the dapple mare with flecks of gray.
- a spot or mark on the skin, as a freckle.
- to mark with a fleck or flecks; spot; dapple.
Origin of fleck
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Examples from the Web for flecked
On the inside is the usual mix of off-white, flecked linoleum tiles and segmented ceiling panels, dull and dimly lit.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own
August 31, 2014
Below lies the turquoise waters of the caldera, flecked with the white triangles of sailing boats.Book a Room for Two in a Santorini Cave
June 10, 2014
Neither side is so flecked with past triumph that the neutral might say, Let the one who has not won before win this time.Who Will Win the World Cup?
July 10, 2010
His face was sallow, and the short brown beard was flecked with grey.The Great Hunger
I looked down carefully at my apparel and flecked a handkerchief over it.The O'Ruddy
I cried, as the light fell on the brown mold and flecked it with white and yellow.Wood Folk at School
William J. Long
High above our heads some lazy clouds were flecked with the sunset glow.A Canyon Voyage
Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
He looked again at the blue sky, flecked with soft, white clouds.Cricket at the Seashore
Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
- a small marking or streak; speckle
- a small particle; specka fleck of dust
- Also: flecker (tr) to mark or cover with flecks; speckle
Word Origin and History for flecked
1590s, from fleck (v.) or else from Middle Dutch vlecke or Old Norse flekkr.
late 14c., probably from Old Norse flekka "to spot," from Proto-Germanic *flekk- (cf. Middle Dutch vlecke, Old High German flec, German Fleck), from PIE *pleik- "to tear" (see flay). Related: Flecked; flecking.