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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 brit·tle /ˈbrɪtḷ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brit·tle a.  Easily broken; apt to break; fragile; not tough or tenacious.
 Farewell, thou pretty, brittle piece
 Of fine-cut crystal.   --Cotton.
 Brittle silver ore, the mineral stephanite.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured
             or snapped; "brittle bones"; "glass is brittle";
             "`brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal" [syn: brickle,
      2: lacking warmth and generosity of spirit; "a brittle and
         calculating woman"
      3: (of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily
         cracked or fractured [syn: unannealed]
      n : caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets [syn: toffee, toffy]