daybreak

[ dey-breyk ]
/ ˈdeɪˌbreɪk /

noun

the first appearance of daylight in the morning; dawn.

Nearby words

  1. dayanim,
  2. daybeacon,
  3. daybed,
  4. daybook,
  5. dayboy,
  6. daycare,
  7. daycare centre,
  8. daycation,
  9. daycentre,
  10. 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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