the first appearance of daylight in the morning; dawn.

1520–30; day + break Unabridged
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daybreak (ˈdeɪˌbreɪk)
the time in the morning when light first appears; dawn; sunrise

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Word Origin & History

1520s, from day + break.
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Example sentences
Even the roosters appear to lose track of time, crowing not only at daybreak
  but in the afternoon and evening as well.
By daybreak the number of bathers had swelled to a few hundred thousand.
His teacher made him start at daybreak, with sun salutations towards the east
  until he was sweaty and hot.
At daybreak they found the cigarette tin and the bathing suit.
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