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flake

 
 
pronunciation:
fleIk
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small, thin piece that has split off from or peeled off of a surface.
Flakes of paint fell from the walls of the old house.
similar words:
scale
definition 2: any small, light, usually flat thing.
Flakes of snow fell through the air.
 
definition 3: (slang) an odd or strange person.
Some people think Fred is a flake because of the way he dresses.
similar words:
eccentric
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: flakes, flaking, flaked
definition: to peel or split off from a surface in flakes.
The paint on the wall is flaking.