Share this entry

metalflake Syllabification: met·al·flake
Pronunciation: /ˈmedlˌflāk/

Definition of metalflake in English:


[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.

Definition of metalflake in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day haughty
Pronunciation: ˈhɔːti
arrogantly superior and disdainful