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daybreak

[ dey-breyk ]
/ ˈdeɪˌbreɪk /
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noun

the first appearance of daylight in the morning; dawn.

RELATED WORDS

dawn, dawning, morn, aurora, morning, daylight, sunup, cockcrow, sunrise, dayspring, bright

Nearby words

dayanim, daybeacon, daybed, daybook, dayboy, daybreak, daycare, daycare centre, daycation, daycentre, daych

Origin of daybreak

First recorded in 1520–30; day + break
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British Dictionary definitions for daybreak

daybreak

/ (ˈdeɪˌbreɪk) /

noun

the time in the morning when light first appears; dawn; sunrise
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Word Origin and History for daybreak

daybreak


n.

1520s, from day + break (n.).

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