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  • brittly — brit·tly …   English syllables

  • brittly — adverb see brittle I …   Useful english dictionary

  • brittlely — adverb In a brittle way. Syn: brittly …   Wiktionary

  • Ductility (Earth science) — In Earth science, the brittle ductile transition zone is a zone, at an approximate depth of 15 km (9 mi) in continental crust, at which rock becomes less likely to fracture and more likely to deform ductilely. In glacial ice this zone… …   Wikipedia

  • brittle — adjective 1》 hard but liable to break easily. 2》 (of a voice) unpleasantly hard and sharp and showing signs of nervousness or instability. noun a brittle sweet made from nuts and set melted sugar. Derivatives brittlely (or brittly) adverb… …   English new terms dictionary

  • brittle — [brit′ l] adj. [ME britel < OE breotan, to break to pieces; akin to ON brjota < IE * bhreu < base * bher , to cut with a sharp point] 1. easily broken or shattered because hard and inflexible 2. having a sharp, hard quality [brittle… …   English World dictionary

  • brittle — adj. & n. adj. hard and fragile; apt to break. n. a brittle sweet made from nuts and set melted sugar. Phrases and idioms: brittle bone disease = OSTEOPOROSIS. brittle star an echinoderm of the class Ophiuroidea, with long brittle arms radiating… …   Useful english dictionary

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