To shatter something is to break it into pieces. When you shatter a glass, you cause a lot of damage.

  • The window was shattered when the glass was thrown through it.

  • The vase was shattered when the cup was thrown at it.

Definition of shattering


the act of breaking something into small pieces




seemingly loud enough to break something; violently rattling or clattering

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Example Sentences for shattering

  • 1

    It was shocking and shattered for everyone.

  • 2

    For some of them, it was very shattering and shocking.

  • 3

    It was the shattering of a dream for Australia.

  • 4

    It is certainly shattering myth.

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    She was shattered by the news.

  • 6

    Her news was shattering.

  • 7

    However, the result was shattering.

  • 8

    The man is shattered and is speechless.

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    The news was shattering for everyone.

  • 10

    Brisance is the shattering capability of an explosive.