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The pronunciation guide says:

AHD: pēkt, IPA: /piːkt/, SAMPA: /pi:kt/ or AHD: pēkʹĭd, IPA: /ˈpiːkɪd/, SAMPA: /"pi:kId/

Is there a way to indicate that the first pronunciation goes with the first definition, and the second with the second? It's not entirely clear that these are two unrelated homographs, with completely different pronunciations and meanings. --DrGaellon | Talk 02:35, 23 February 2007 (UTC)


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Sense of "tired or exhausted". Perhaps the anon means piqued? --Dvortygirl 18:47, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

I agree --Enginear 20:21, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
No, I think it's roughly correct:
peak·ed /ˈpikɪd/
–adjective pale and drawn in appearance so as to suggest illness or stress; wan and sickly.
Don Ecker, Past Sins, (2004) p. 276
Peck looked peaked to Williams. He was pale and appeared to be breathing in shallow gasps.
Fred C. Feddeck, Hale Men of Fordham: Hail! (2001), p. 17.
While Nixon looked peaked throughout the debate, Kennedy looked like a posed diplomat oozing confidence.
Toshio Mori, Lawson Fusao Inada, Unfinished Message: Selected Works of Toshio Mori (2000), p. 149
She looked peaked and tired ever since he had volunteered for the army.
bd2412 T 21:39, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Fair enough, thanks. I've been wrong before (at least twice!). Let's get this stuff into the article and take off the RFV, then. --Dvortygirl 21:58, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

We already have peaky as an adjective. Wouldn't they be much the same. --Dmol 22:00, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

The OED does have this sense, giving it as "pinched, as from illness or want" (my summary; their definition is a little longer). The pronunciation is given as /pi:kt/ or /pi:kId/ for all senses of the word. I've added the second pronunciation to the entry. — Paul G 09:43, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
Added User:BD2412's cites at the article. --Jeffqyzt 16:44, 17 January 2007 (UTC)