daybreak

noun
day·​break | \ ˈdā-ˌbrāk How to pronounce daybreak (audio) \

Definition of daybreak

: dawn

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Examples of daybreak in a Sentence

I always seem to wake up at daybreak, regardless of what the clock says.
Recent Examples on the Web Homeless people lined up on a corner in West Athens before daybreak on Friday and Tuesday only to have their hopes dashed. al, 31 Mar. 2022 Homeless people lined up on a corner in West Athens before daybreak on Friday and Tuesday only to have their hopes dashed. Connor Sheetsstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2022 Over the weekend, Moscow had offered safe passage out of Mariupol — one corridor leading east to Russia, another going west to other parts of Ukraine — in return for the city’s surrender before daybreak Monday. Fox News, 22 Mar. 2022 Over the weekend, Moscow had offered safe passage out of Mariupol — one corridor leading east to Russia, another going west to other parts of Ukraine — in return for the city’s surrender before daybreak Monday. Cara Anna, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Mar. 2022 Over the weekend, Moscow had offered safe passage out of Mariupol -- one corridor leading east to Russia, another going west to other parts of Ukraine -- in return for the city's surrender before daybreak Monday. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 22 Mar. 2022 Toward daybreak, the snow will change to sleet and freezing rain. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, 24 Feb. 2022 For those in the southwestern part of the state, the snow will start at daybreak. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, 8 Mar. 2022 The teams of meteorologists had departed at daybreak Monday to survey the path of the twister, one of five to hit the state. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 14 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of daybreak

1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of daybreak was in 1530

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25 May 2022

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“Daybreak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daybreak. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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daybreak

noun
day·​break | \ ˈdā-ˌbrāk How to pronounce daybreak (audio) \

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