- 1 (fragile)(twigs/bones)
- Quartz is a very hard stone; it's also brittle and breaks easily into small chunks.
- The Earth's crust, as with many planetary crusts, is brittle and breaks relatively easily.
- In severe cases, nails may become brittle and break easily.
- 2 (tense)(laugh/reply/voice)
- O'Toole's clear blue eyes and brittle voice flood with so much anguish and pain that even Pitt's fixed pout and the awful lines cannot make a laughable travesty of the scene.
- When he spoke again, his voice was brittle.
- Other songs recall Joy Division and Depeche Mode, as his brittle voice tiptoes to center stage with only a spare backing of guitars and drum loops.
- So much so that, in meeting Streep, an edge of brittle insecurity appears faintly visible beneath her ageless face and coolly cordial manner.
- Hearst's world is populated by nervous, brittle sophisticates who jump joylessly around when the potentate's mistress orders them to Charleston: cats on a very hot tin roof.
- Poets, popularly, are delicate petals, emotionally brittle and easily roused.
- (tipo de caramelo duro)Example sentences
- Since 1964, this family-owned shop in historic Old Sacramento has been turning out vats of old-fashioned candy kettle delights like nut brittles, buttery toffee, and caramel corn.
- But explorers would not eat prissy little candy canes and peanut brittle when they could tear into a hamburger, would they?
- It has a delicious malty aroma with hints of heather and honey and rich, sweet, nutty undertones like sugared almonds or peanut brittle.
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