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American English: /ˈbrɪdl/
British English: /ˈbrɪt(ə)l/


  • 1 (fragile)
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
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  • (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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