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English definition of “break”

break

verb (VOICE)    /breɪk/ (broke, broken)
[I] When a boy's voice breaks it begins to sound like a man's: His voice broke when he was 13. [I] If someone's voice breaks, it changes because of strong emotions : Her voice was breaking with emotion as she pleaded for her child's return .Describing qualities of the human voice
(Definition of break verb (VOICE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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