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shard Line breaks: shard
Pronunciation: /ʃɑːd/

Definition of shard in English:


A piece of broken ceramic, metal, glass, or rock, typically having sharp edges: shards of glass flew in all directions
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  • 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.


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

Words that rhyme with shard

Assad, aubade, avant-garde, backyard, ballade, bard, Bernard, bombard, canard, card, charade, chard, couvade, croustade, Cunard, facade, glissade, guard, hard, ill-starred, interlard, lard, Montagnard, nard, pard, petard, pomade, promenade, regard, rodomontade, roulade, saccade, Sade, salade, sard, unmarred, unscarred, yard
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