break of day


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break of day

The first sign of daylight; dawn. The party went on until the break of day.
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break of day

Dawn, early morning, as in We'll leave at break of day, as soon as it's light, or I feel as though I've been working since the break of day. This term uses break in the sense "burst out of darkness." [First half of 1500s] A synonym from the same period is the noun daybreak.
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Labyrinth is getting ready to put on the Noel Greig play At Break of Day at Bedworth Arts Centre.