break·​able | \ ˈbrā-kə-bəl How to pronounce breakable (audio) \

Definition of breakable

: capable of being broken

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breakable noun

Examples of breakable in a Sentence

a world record that may not be breakable elderly people's bones can be highly breakable if they haven't gotten enough calcium during their lifetimes
Recent Examples on the Web The breakable barriers were replaced after each round. Erik Kain, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 The breakable items were the worst — dishes, glasses, picture frames. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Sep. 2021 It’s clearly built from premium plastic, and never felt cheap or easily breakable. Maren Estrada, BGR, 24 Aug. 2021 Willis as a train-wreck survivor turned reluctant, somewhat immortal hero, and Jackson as a comic-loving, totally breakable mastermind. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 22 July 2021 Not to mention glasses sans stem are ideal for those of us who find traditional wine glasses to be intimidating, breakable things if not handled gingerly and with bated breath. Gina Vaynshteyn, Glamour, 7 July 2021 In one sketch from season two, a weird item of clothing features in a conference-room scene, which is itself embedded in a loosely related courtroom premise, like a sketch-comedy nesting doll of easily breakable social compacts. Kathryn Vanarendonk, Vulture, 6 July 2021 But if Old Chicago and its forest get breakable trees, what happens to the EDZ and its many forests? Paul Tassi, Forbes, 6 June 2021 Namely, bigger and more intricate dungeons and a return to classic Zelda weapons rather than the breakable arsenal of the first game. Erik Kain, Forbes, 15 June 2021

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First Known Use of breakable

1570, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of breakable was in 1570

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5 Oct 2021

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“Breakable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of breakable

: possible to break : able to be broken

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