daybreak

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noun day·break \ -ˌbrāk \

Definition of daybreak

:dawn

Examples of daybreak in a Sentence

  1. I always seem to wake up at daybreak, regardless of what the clock says.

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First Known Use of daybreak

1530


DAYBREAK Defined for English Language Learners

daybreak

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Definition of daybreak for English Language Learners

  • : the time of day when sunlight first begins to appear


DAYBREAK Defined for Kids

daybreak

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noun day·break \ ˈdā-ˌbrāk \

Definition of daybreak for Students

:2dawn 1


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