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shard

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Pronunciation: /ʃɑːd
 
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Definition of shard in English:

noun

A piece of broken ceramic, metal, glass, or rock, typically having sharp edges: shards of glass flew in all directions
More example sentences
  • Our emotions will be erupting like thermal steam vents, containing sharp silica glass shards from lava rock.
  • The wings were shards of mossy glass - shards of a broken mirror, each adorned by a frightening eye.
  • Saying that shards of broken glass are razor sharp is an understatement.
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Origin

Old English sceard 'gap, notch, potsherd', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schaarde 'notch', also to shear.

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