brittle

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbrɪtəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbrɪtəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(britl)


Inflections of 'brittle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
brittles
v 3rd person singular
brittling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
brittled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
brittled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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brittle

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. brittle [material, metal, plastic]
  2. a brittle [structure, mold, nature]
  3. brittle [chocolate, cereal] bars
  4. the [material] is brittle
  5. is [less, more] brittle (than)
  6. be careful - it's brittle
  7. [is, becomes] brittle in the cold
  8. [is] brittle at low temperatures
  9. becomes brittle with age
  10. [has, suffers from] brittle bones
  11. suffering from brittle bone disease
  12. my hair [is, feels] brittle
  13. (dry and) brittle hair
  14. has brittle [nails, fingernails]
  15. speak with a brittle [voice, tone]
  16. [with, has] a brittle temperament
  17. their [marriage, relationship] is brittle
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