Flake - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fleɪk|  American pronunciation of the word flake
Brit.  |fleɪk|  British pronunciation of the word flake


- a crystal of snow (syn: snowflake)
- a person with an unusual or odd personality (syn: eccentric, geek, oddball)
- a small fragment of something broken off from the whole (syn: bit, chip, fleck, scrap)


- form into flakes
- cover with flakes or as if with flakes
- come off in flakes or thin small pieces (syn: peel)


Bake the fish until it flakes easily when tested with a fork.

His skin was dry and flaking.

The paint is flaking off in this dry weather.

The paint is beginning to flake off.

Use a moisturising cream to stop your skin flaking.

Poach the fish until it flakes easily.

Remove the skin and flake the flesh.

The substances started to flake

The thick snow falls on her flake by flake. (A. Tennyson)

I think I'm going to flake out, I'd better sit down.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: flake
he/she/it: flakes
present participle: flaking
past tense: flaked
past participle: flaked
singular: flake
plural: flakes
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