un·​break·​able | \ ˌən-ˈbrā-kə-bəl How to pronounce unbreakable (audio) \

Definition of unbreakable

: not able to be broken unbreakable plastic the unbreakable bond between a mother and her child

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The 55-year-old refuses to give details about his tricks, citing an unbreakable magician's code of secrecy. Eduardo Baptista, CNN, "The traditional Chinese magicians calling for greater censorship of their ancient tricks," 11 July 2019 The California Catholic Conference said the ‘seal of confession’ is one of the most sacrosanct of Catholic beliefs, and that penitents rely on this unbreakable guarantee to freely confess and seek reconciliation with God. John Woolfolk, The Mercury News, "Bill to require California priests to report confessions of child sex abuse on hold," 9 July 2019 Shanice, 17, is another of its seemingly unbreakable young mums to benefit from its support. Natalie Gil, refinery29.com, "The Hostel for Homeless Young Mums," 7 June 2019 The Germans themselves regarded the codes as unbreakable. New York Times, "Overlooked No More: Alan Turing, Condemned Code Breaker and Computer Visionary," 5 June 2019 The love-hate relationship between moviegoers and cliffhangers is an unbreakable tradition. Alexis Jones, Marie Claire, "What Does 'See You Yesterday's Ending Mean? The Netflix Film Ended Abruptly," 23 May 2019 Three amazing women, LeToya Luckett-Walker, Keri Hilson, and Eudoxie Bridges let ESSENCE inside their inner circle for a bird’s eye view of their unbreakable bond. Danielle Young, Essence, "ESSENCE and Coca-Cola Announce 'If Not For My Girls' Celebrating The Strength, Bond & Friendship of Black Women," 1 July 2019 The experience hardens Molly, but there’s an inherently unbreakable spirit there, too. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Review: Emma Thompson rules as the acerbic, awesome queen of Mindy Kaling's 'Late Night'," 31 May 2019 This is the immutable mandate of mountain climbing, the unbreakable bond of the rope. Mark Jenkins, Outside Online, "How to Fix Everest," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of unbreakable

circa 1505, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unbreakable was circa 1505

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English Language Learners Definition of unbreakable

: not able to be broken : not breakable


un·​break·​able | \ ˌən-ˈbrā-kə-bəl\

Kids Definition of unbreakable

: not easily broken

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