day break

daybreak

[dey-breyk]
noun
the first appearance of daylight in the morning; dawn.

Origin:
1520–30; day + break

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daybreak (ˈdeɪˌbreɪk)
 
n
the time in the morning when light first appears; dawn; sunrise

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daybreak
1520s, from day + break.
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