break of day

noun phrase

: the time of day when sunlight first begins to appear : dawn
I woke at (the) break of day.

Examples of break of day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These photos and videos, sometimes shakily taken by seamen at the break of day, have driven widespread fury toward China among Filipinos. Christian Shepherd, Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2023 The clean notes give a nod to the aroma that emanate from New York laundries at the break of day. Angelina Villa-Clarke, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023

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“Break of day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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