Definition of breakable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrākəb(ə)l/


Capable of breaking or being broken easily: breakable ornaments an encrypted password isn’t easily breakable
More example sentences
  • I'm going to find it very difficult to thank the man for showing me how easily breakable my windows are in that case.
  • I don't know about you, but whenever I move (and I seem to have done a lot of it over the last four years), it never ceases to amaze me quite how much breakable material I have in my posession.
  • It was a glass table, with corners sharp enough to blunt a diamond, covered in every breakable variety of knickknack known to man.
fragile, delicate, flimsy, destructible, brittle, easily broken, easily damaged
formal frangible


Things that are fragile and easily broken.
Example sentences
  • Packing material littered the office and men in moving uniforms were studiously packing breakables and other pieces of furniture that graced the office.
  • Why couldn't the crow throw the stone a little harder, break the pot or jar - breakables all - and drink the water that trickled out?
  • It goes without saying that the particular eyes of the particular kids in the room immediately lit up at the possibilities such a treasure trove of breakables threw up.

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Syllabification: break·a·ble

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