[ mahy-kroh-sleep ]
/ ˈmaɪ kroʊˌslip /
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Words nearby microsleep
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British Dictionary definitions for microsleep
/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsliːp) /
a period of sleep which is so momentary as to be imperceptible
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Medical definitions for microsleep
[ mī′krə-slēp′ ]
A period of sleep that lasts up to a few seconds, usually experienced by narcoleptics or by severely sleep-deprived people.
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