Brittle : Definition


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Definitions of Brittle

Pronunciation : Brit"tle
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [OE. britel, brutel, AS. bryttian to dispense, fr. breĆ³tan to break; akin to Icel. brytja, Sw. bryta, Dan. bryde. Cf. Brickle.]
Definition : Defn: Easily broken; apt to break; fragile; not tough or tenacious. Farewell, thou pretty, brittle piece Of fine-cut crystal. Cotton. Brittle silver ore, the mineral stephanite.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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