[ UK /dˈe‍ɪbɹe‍ɪk/ ]
[ US /ˈdeɪˌbɹeɪk/ ]
  1. the first light of day
    we got up before dawn
    they talked until morning
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How To Use daybreak In A Sentence

  • He's come back to scrounge a meal and a bed, and he'll be off with what he's managed to steal before daybreak. THE BLACK OPAL
  • Hytra Grouper on a bed of salicornia and spinach accompanied with a crayfish sauce scented with pelargonium at Hytra It's daybreak at Athens' Agora, or central market, and the air is buzzing with the cries of fish mongers hawking the day's catch. Not Your Typical Greek Salad
  • It was around midnight and I'd only completed four pitches since daybreak.
  • The time was just before daybreak, an hour when the uneasiness of the air affected trees and animals, and made even men-sleepers turn over sighingly. Seven Pillars of Wisdom
  • They would be awakened before daybreak and by eight had already had prayers and a math or science lesson.
  • When he came nearest to the scientific spirit of his time, in zealous observations of the life of nature, he characteristically concentrated on the sequence of various bird notes at daybreak and the flight of moths as the stars of twilight were kindled. Nobel Prize in Literature 1923 - Presentation Speech
  • Israeli infantry and armor rolled away from the town of Beit Hanoun and the nearby Jabaliya refugee camp shortly after daybreak, witnesses said.
  • Come daybreak, the atoll was about three miles (five kilometers) away and had rough water.
  • We even relocate daybreak and sunset, which, one might surmise, are logical ways to determine the beginning and end of a given day, within the compass of clock-time.
  • At daybreak families emerge from their walled houses with cups and toothbrushes.
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