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broken is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of broken in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… that package was not broken up it still …”

meanings of broken


  1. Split or ruptured.
  2. Fractured; having the bone in pieces.
  3. Disconnected, no longer open or carrying traffic.
  4. Grammatically non-standard, especially as a result of being produced by a non-native speaker.
  5. Interrupted; not continuous.
  6. Dashed, made up of short lines with small gaps between each one and the next.
  7. Having no money; bankrupt, broke.
  8. Overpowered; overly powerful; too powerful.
  9. Badly designed or implemented.
  10. Non-functional; not functioning properly.
  11. Having periods of silence scattered throughout; not regularly continuous.
  12. Fragmented, in separate pieces.
  13. Breached; violated; not kept.
  14. Completely defeated and dispirited; shattered; destroyed.
  15. Five-eighths to seven-eighths obscured by clouds; incompletely covered by clouds.
  16. Not having gone in the way intended; saddening.
  17. Uneven.


  1. Past participle of break.


  1. Torres Strait Creole.

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