- 1.1 (fragile)(twigs/bones)
quebradizoExample sentences1.2 (tense)
- 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.
- 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.