Definition of elevenses in English:

elevenses

Syllabification: e·lev·ens·es
Pronunciation: /iˈlevənziz
 
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noun

British informal
  • A short break for light refreshments, usually with tea or coffee, taken about eleven o’clock in the morning.
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    • At eleven, a short woman carrying elevenses to the children interrupted classes, a meal consisting of a glass of milk and a shortbread biscuit.
    • I thought I could see the dents on her forearms where she rested them on a table while addressing lunch dinner and elevenses.
    • A nice fix at breakfast, one for elevenses, and another one at teatime, it was like breaks at the cricket, or something.

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