Definition of flyspeck in English:


Syllabification: fly·speck
Pronunciation: /ˈflīˌspek


1A tiny stain made by the excrement of an insect.
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  • The image is clean and sharp for the most part, with only random flaws from the source print - some graininess, a few flyspecks - cropping up here and there.
  • It's clear from flyspecks and other physical evidence that the mummies were kept above ground for months or years before burial.
  • There you have it - the two sources of flyspecks - saliva and fecal matter.
1.1A thing that is contemptibly small or insignificant: a sleepy flyspeck of a town
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  • What happens on the remoter flyspecks in the American archipelago remains largely a closed book.
  • Strictly on the facts of the case, they are correct: The American archipelago is just a series of flyspecks compared to its Soviet predecessor.
  • What happened to the family of a gold-toothed Japanese soldier who died so horribly on a flyspeck of a Pacific island?



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  • Beneath flyspecked sash windows and an array of rusting metal advertisements stood a row of block-ice coolers.
  • It's all there: the dust, the cattle, the brush, the waitress in the coffee shop with the flyspecked windows.
  • She turns to the flyspecked oval mirror, tilted against the wall.

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