break of day

noun phrase

Definition of break of day

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

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“Break of day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break%20of%20day. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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