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Definition 1: a small contrasting part of something - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where fleck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bald spot
  • a leopard's spots
  • a patch of clouds
  • patches of thin ice
  • a fleck of red

Synonyms for fleck in the sense of this definition

(fleck is a kind of ...) a pattern of marks

(... is a kind of fleck ) a large bright spot on the sun's photosphere occurring most frequently in the vicinity of sunspots

(... is a kind of fleck ) a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field

(... is a kind of fleck ) a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals

"two or more parhelia are usually seen at once"

(... is a kind of fleck ) a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases

(... is a kind of fleck ) (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body

(... is a kind of fleck ) a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion

(... is a kind of fleck ) a patch of bright color

"her red hat gave her outfit a splash of color"

(... is a kind of fleck ) (pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea

(... is a kind of fleck ) a very small spot

"the plane was just a speck in the sky"

(... is a kind of fleck ) a bright spot on a planet

Definition 2: a small fragment of something broken off from the whole - [noun denoting object]

Samples where fleck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bit of rock caught him in the eye

Synonyms for fleck in the sense of this definition

(fleck is a kind of ...) a piece broken off or cut off of something else

"a fragment of rock"

(... is a kind of fleck ) fragments of wood

"it was smashed into matchwood"

(... is a kind of fleck ) a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin

(... is a kind of fleck ) (botany) a covering that resembles scales or bran that covers some plant parts

(... is a kind of fleck ) a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal

"he got a splinter in his finger" "it broke into slivers"

Definition 3: make a spot or mark onto - [verb of contact]

Samples where fleck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The wine spotted the tablecloth

Synonyms for fleck in the sense of this definition

(fleck is a kind of ...) undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface

(... is a kind of fleck ) blotch or spot

(... is a kind of fleck ) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

"The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air" "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"

(... is a kind of fleck ) mark with small spots

"speckle the wall with tiny yellow spots"

(... is a kind of fleck ) spot, splash, or soil

"The baby spattered the bib with food"

(fleck has a similar meaning as ...) produce or leave stains

"Red wine stains the table cloth"

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