[ fran-juh-buhl ]
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  1. easily broken; breakable: Most frangible toys are not suitable for young children.

Origin of frangible

1375–1425; late Middle English <Old French, derivative of Latin frangere to break; see -ible

Other words for frangible

Other words from frangible

  • fran·gi·bil·i·ty, fran·gi·ble·ness, noun
  • non·fran·gi·bil·i·ty, noun
  • non·fran·gi·ble, adjective

Words that may be confused with frangible

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How to use frangible in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for frangible


/ (ˈfrændʒɪbəl) /

  1. breakable or fragile

Origin of frangible

C15: from Old French, ultimately from Latin frangere to break

Derived forms of frangible

  • frangibility or frangibleness, noun

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