Definition of smithereens in English:

smithereens

Line breaks: smith¦er|eens
Pronunciation: /ˌsmɪðəˈriːnz
 
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(also smithers /ˈsmɪðəz/)

noun

informal
Small pieces: a grenade blew him to smithereens
More example sentences
  • The Golden Dragon is blown into smithereens and pieces of the cargo ship lands into the water after being blown sky high.
  • We can watch movies, in which hundreds of people get blown to smithereens.
  • It would also be legal to use force to enter their house/apartment/hotel room and set about smashing their stereo to smithereens with a hurley.

Origin

early 19th century: probably from Irish smidirín.

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