Meaning of BRITTLE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈbrɪtl ]

adj. & n. --adj. hard and fragile; apt to break. --n. a brittle sweet made from nuts and set melted sugar. øbrittle-bone disease = OSTEOPOROSIS. brittle-star an echinoderm of the class Ophiuroidea, with long brittle arms radiating from a small central body. øøbrittlely adv. brittleness n. brittly adv. [ME ult. f. a Gmc root rel. to OE breotan break up]

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