how to pronounce flake


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flake is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of flake in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… little tender flake okay Bobby tender …”

meanings of flake


  1. Dogfish.
  2. A carnation with only two colours in the flower, the petals having large stripes.
  3. A small stage hung over a vessel's side, for workmen to stand on while calking, etc.
  4. A platform of hurdles, or small sticks made fast or interwoven, supported by stanchions, for drying codfish and other things.
  5. A loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything.
  6. Alternative form of fake (“turn or coil of cable or hawser").
  7. A scale of a fish or similar animal.
  8. A prehistoric tool chipped out of stone.
  9. The meat of the gummy shark.
  10. A paling; a hurdle.
  11. A flat turn or tier of rope.
  12. A person who is impractical, flighty, unreliable, or inconsistent; especially with maintaining a living.


  1. To break or chip off in a flake.
  2. To prove unreliable or impractical; to abandon or desert, to fail to follow through.
  3. To hit (another person).
  4. To store an item such as rope or sail in layers.


  1. A surname​.

flake frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word flake occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics flake can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that flake can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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