: better, greater, higher, etc., than any other in the past : beyond any previous record
a record-breaking high jump
The outdoor concert drew a record-breaking crowd to the park.

Examples of record-breaking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This record-breaking news comes just a month after Holland America Line announced its new global fresh fish program; a unique partnership with Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto that highlights fresh and local seafood on the sea. Kaitlyn McInnis, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Extreme weather events such as record-breaking wildfires, coastal erosion, more intense storms and droughts have been plaguing regions all over the world in recent years. Stephanie Ebbs, ABC News, 30 Nov. 2023 Multiple Razorbacks from the Petrino era and beyond have weighed in on social media with optimism over Petrino's return, including record-breaking receiver Jarius Wright, D.J. Williams, Travis Swanson, Chris Gragg, Jake Bequette and Kody Walker. Tom Murphy,, 30 Nov. 2023 After a record-breaking year, including the unprecedented achievement of landing his 70th number one single, Ashley Gorley will receive the Songwriter of the Year Award. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 29 Nov. 2023 Bey’s record-breaking concert tour is hitting the big screen. Anne Branigin, Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2023 Limited-Edition Vinyl Madonna released this mic-drop of a greatest-hits album last year, celebrating her record-breaking 50th number-one hit on the Billboard Dance chart. Vulture Staff, Vulture, 28 Nov. 2023 Advertisement California Thanksgiving travel will be at record-breaking levels: 9 common-sense tips can keep you sane Nov. 16, 2023 During the early months of the pandemic, airline travel nearly ground to a halt, forcing carriers to lay off or furlough thousands of workers. Anthony De Leon, Los Angeles Times, 28 Nov. 2023 According to Hello! magazine, William referred to the pop star, who has officially wrapped the 2023 leg of her record-breaking Eras Tour, while speaking with rocker Ronnie Wood about The Rolling Stones’ upcoming stadium tour and new music. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 28 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Record-breaking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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