flecked


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fleck

 (flĕk)
n.
1. A tiny mark or spot: flecks of mica in the rock.
2. A small bit or flake: a fleck of dandruff.
tr.v. flecked, fleck·ing, flecks
To spot or streak: the path was flecked with sunlight.

[Probably from Middle English flekked, spotted; akin to Old Norse flekkr, spot.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flecked - having a pattern of dots
patterned - having patterns (especially colorful patterns)
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Translations
مُنَقَّط
potečkovaný
pöttyös
blettaîur
benekli

flecked

[ˈflɛkt] adj (= speckled) → tacheté(e)
brown flecked with white → brun moucheté de blanc
to be flecked with blood → être taché(e) de sang
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

fleck

(flek) noun
a spot. a fleck of dust.
flecked adjective
marked with spots. a flecked pattern.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Rivera, on his knees, scrubbing, looked up, with suspended brush, his bare arms flecked with soapy, dirty water.
When, in consequence of heavy rains up-country, a river which you wish to ford is swollen and flecked with foam, you must wait until it subsides.
Was it not youth to feel as he felt now, when coming from the other side to the edge of the wood he saw in the glowing light of the slanting sunbeams the gracious figure of Varenka in her yellow gown with her basket, walking lightly by the trunk of an old birch tree, and when this impression of the sight of Varenka blended so harmoniously with the beauty of the view, of the yellow oatfield lying bathed in the slanting sunshine, and beyond it the distant ancient forest flecked with yellow and melting into the blue of the distance?