Etymology
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daybreak (n.)

"dawn, first appearance of light in the morning," 1520s, from day + break (n.).

updated on June 30, 2018

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Definitions of daybreak from WordNet

daybreak (n.)
the first light of day;
Synonyms: dawn / dawning / morning / aurora / first light / break of day / break of the day / dayspring / sunrise / sunup / cockcrow
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