break·​able ˈbrā-kə-bəl How to pronounce breakable (audio)
: capable of being broken
breakable noun

Example Sentences

a world record that may not be breakable elderly people's bones can be highly breakable if they suffer from osteoporosis
Recent Examples on the Web This gift comes with four breakable hearts that are each filled with chocolate surprises and chocolate chips, and includes a mix of dark and milk chocolate. Lauren Fischer, Peoplemag, 24 Jan. 2023 The models are created because actual dinosaur bones are easily breakable, Pagnac said. Eleanor Mccrary, USA TODAY, 18 Jan. 2023 How to toss it: Pour expired oils into a sealable, non-breakable container, then put it in the trash and recycle the original bottle. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Jan. 2023 Most compensate with complex systems of sensors and controls, but this design relies entirely on soft materials and a flexible framework to adapt to breakable objects of varying shape and size. Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2017 The tree scraped the ceiling and had great, breakable balls that would weigh down the branches. Brooklyn White, Essence, 23 Dec. 2022 He was frustrated with how breakable everything was and didn’t want to open up his van and find broken glass everywhere. Mallory Arnold, Outside Online, 30 Nov. 2022 Magical prisms of sky blue, bright pink, cherry apple red, and silver are back in vogue and as breakable as ever. Kirby Adams, USA TODAY, 28 Nov. 2022 The magical prisms of sky blue, bright pink, cherry apple red, and silver are back in vogue and as breakable as ever. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 22 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of breakable was in 1570

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“Breakable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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