French translation of 'brittle'
1. [hair, nails] cassant(e) ⧫ fragile
to have brittle bones avoir de l’ostéoporose
3. [object, substance] cassant(e)
Copyright © by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
Video: pronunciation of 'brittle'
Example Sentences Including 'brittle'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The bell's brittle sound fractured the night's stillness.Titanic - Destination disaster (1987)
After the first application, my dry and brittle mane felt much stronger and healthier.The Sun (2017)
It's complex, artful and rather brittle writing.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The five-year-old was born with a rare condition that means her bones are incredibly brittle, making her as fragile as a china doll.The Sun (2016)
This is because taking it for too long can have the paradoxical effect of making bones more brittle.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Finally he spoke over his shoulder with a voice sharp and brittle.THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
England were rocked back, their famously brittle confidence rattled again.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Their confidence looks brittle and they could struggle again today at Selhurst Park.The Sun (2016)
The texture becomes brittle rather than hard, so the honeycomb literally melts in your mouth.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
This serum is brimming with feelgood essential oils that keep skin silky and soften brittle hair.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The crude wax is yellow or dirty green, brittle and very hard.E For Additives (1987)
Cut healthy sprigs during dry weather and hang them in a cool, dry place until the leaves become brittle.The Sun (2010)
Much of the building is collapsing and the terraced orchard surrounding it is dry and brittle.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The supplements are often swallowed to ward off or control brittle bone disease osteoporosis.The Sun (2010)
Confidence remains brittle in the extreme, but the underlying picture is steadily improving.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The bat appeared dry and brittle.Fats, Nutrition and Health (1991)
With others, it's sharp or brittle.Christianity Today (2000)
Trends of 'brittle'
In Common Usage. brittle is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
'brittle' in Other Languages
British English: brittle ADJECTIVE
An object or substance that is brittle is hard but easily broken.
Pine is brittle and breaks.
Translation of brittle from the Collins English to French
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Unlock French with the Paul Noble method
Take your French to the next level with Paul's tried and tested method. No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Next Steps is an intermediate course, which follows on from the Complete French Beginner's course- available to pre-order now!