Definition of Breaking

1. Noun. The act of breaking something. "The breakage was unavoidable"

Exact synonyms: Break, Breakage
Generic synonyms: Change Of Integrity
Specialized synonyms: Rupture, Shattering, Smashing, Crack, Cracking, Fracture, Chip, Chipping, Splintering
Derivative terms: Break, Break, Break, Break, Break, Break

Definition of Breaking

1. Verb. (present participle of break) ¹

2. Noun. (linguistics) A change of a vowel to a diphthong ¹

3. Noun. (music) A form of ornamentation in which groups of short notes are used instead of long ones ¹

4. Noun. break dancing ¹

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Definition of Breaking

1. the change of a pure vowel to a diphthong [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Breaking

breakfast of champions
breakfast table
breakfast time
breakfasts in bed
breaking (current term)
breaking and entering
breaking away
breaking bad
breaking ball
breaking change
breaking changes
breaking down
breaking even
breaking in
breaking into
breaking loose
breaking news

Literary usage of Breaking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1907)
"breaking stress''' here means the maximum tension applied divided by the ... The use of the term " breaking stress" in the above sense i& convenient, ..."

2. Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell (1904)
"m MY breaking IN I WAS now beginning to grow handsome; my coat had grown fine and soft, and was bright black. I had one white foot, and a pretty white star ..."

3. Sermons by Thomas Arnold (1874)
"The breaking of bread," here spoken of, was the Lord's supper, which is often mentioned under this name in different parts of the New Testament. ..."

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