Breaking meaning

brākĭng
Present participle of break.
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(linguistics) A change of a vowel to a diphthong.
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(music) A form of ornamentation in which groups of short notes are used instead of long ones.
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Break dancing.
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The change of a simple vowel to a diphthong, especially in various Germanic languages, often caused by the influence of neighboring consonants.
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A form of urban dance involving styles such as locking, popping, and b-boying, usually performed to funk music.
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Origin of breaking

  • Translation of German Brechung

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition