Definition of shard in English:

shard

Syllabification: shard
Pronunciation: /SHärd
 
/

noun

  • 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.
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Origin

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

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