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daybreak

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Pronunciation: /ˈdeɪbreɪk
 
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Definition of daybreak in English:

noun

The time in the morning when daylight first appears; dawn: she set off at daybreak
More example sentences
  • At daybreak on a chilly mid-October morning, Phipps' imposing fleet arrived in the harbour.
  • It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity.
  • Having survived the night, we woke to a daybreak as magical as any I can recall.
Synonyms
dawn, break of day, crack of dawn, sunrise, daylight, first light, first thing in the morning, early morning, cockcrow;
North American sunup
literary dawning, peep of day, aurora, dayspring

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