Definition of metalflake in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmedlˌflāk/


[usually as modifier] trademark
A metalized film added to paint to increase protection against rust.
Example sentences
  • Clear coating the finish will help give a glossy finish but the broken edges of the metalflake are exposed and the look is duller.
  • Less than £100 worth of metalflake will cover most vehicles and all our products are available via mail order or can be collected in person.
  • On the back of my boat, the silver metalflake is becoming foggy.


1950s: from Metalflake, a trademark.

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Syllabification: met·al·flake

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