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

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Bobblehead manufacturers had figured out how to make the figures out of plastic, saving both time and money, and creating a less breakable product. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "Visit the World’s Only Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum," 15 Aug. 2019 Yet these thin, easily breakable shells may be the key to making better, stronger bone grafts for humans. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "How Scientists Are Using Eggshells to Grow New Bone," 18 July 2019 That includes bolting bookshelves to walls, arming kitchen cabinets and clothing dressers with toddler-safe locks, and using quake putty to affix breakable items to shelves. Rong-gong Lin Ii,, "Ridgecrest earthquake mystery: Why so little destruction from huge temblors?," 10 July 2019 The prices aren’t set in stone just yet, Polun said, but participants will pay roughly $35 to $40 to smash a box full of breakable goods like bottles, picture frames and figurines. Christine Condon,, "'A fun thing to help blow off steam': Baltimore's own 'rage room' expected to open in Hampden this summer," 18 June 2019 Container Materials Each type of container has merits and disadvantages: Clay or terracotta containers are attractive but breakable and easily damaged by freezing and thawing. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 LEDs are less breakable and don't get as hot, but bulbs are costly up front. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "A Quick Guide to Energy-Efficient Bulbs," 30 Dec. 2013 Container Materials Each type of container has merits and disadvantages: Clay or terra-cotta containers are attractive but breakable and are easily damaged by freezing and thawing. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need To Know About Container Gardening," 1 June 2017 Liverpool may have held the clean sheet at home, but its defense is breakable. Avi Creditor,, "Does Any Trailing Team Have a Comeback Shot in Champions League Quarterfinals?," 6 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of breakable

: possible to break : able to be broken

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concealment of treason or felony

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