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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.
[Translation of German Brechung.]
A form of urban dance involving styles such as locking, popping, and b-boying, usually performed to funk music. Also called break dancing.
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(Linguistics) linguistics (in Old English, Old Norse, etc) the change of a vowel into a diphthong
[C19: translation of German Brechung]
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the change of a pure vowel to a diphthong, esp. under the influence of a neighboring sound.
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|Noun||1.||breaking - the act of breaking something; "the breakage was unavoidable"|
change of integrity - the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
rupture - the act of making a sudden noisy break
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n breaking and entering (Jur) → Einbruch m
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