Definitions for fragileˈfrædʒ əl; Brit. -aɪl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
frag•ile*ˈfrædʒ əl; Brit. -aɪl(adj.)
easily broken or damaged; brittle:
a fragile vase; a fragile alliance.
vulnerably delicate in appearance:
lacking in substance or force; flimsy:
a fragile excuse.
* Syn: See frail1.
Origin of fragile:
1505–15; < L fragilis
delicate, fragile, frail(adj)
easily broken or damaged or destroyed
"a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft"
"she has the fragile beauty of youth"
flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin(adj)
lacking substance or significance
"slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
fragile(adjective)ˈfrædʒ əl; Brit. -aɪl
delicate and easily damaged
fragile glass objects
fragileˈfrædʒ əl; Brit. -aɪl
emotionally or physically weak
his fragile health; emotionally fragile
fragileˈfrædʒ əl; Brit. -aɪl
not stable or secure
a fragile economy; Peace in the area is fragile.
easily broken or destroyed, and thus often of subtle or intricate structure
Origin: From fragilis, formed on frag-, the root of frangere. Cognate with frail, fraction, fracture.
easily broken; brittle; frail; delicate; easily destroyed
Fragile is the fourth studio album by English progressive rock band Yes, released on Atlantic Records. It is the first Yes album recorded with keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who replaced Tony Kaye in 1971, and the first with cover art by Roger Dean, who would design many of the band's covers. Fragile was the band's international breakthrough, and was well received by critics then and now. It is somewhat unusual in that four of the tracks are performed by the entire band, while the other five showcase each of the group members. The album was commercially successful in the UK as well as in the US: in November 1971 it entered the UK Album Chart at No. 7, which would prove its highest position. It later reached No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 during a stay of 46 weeks. Its release in the US was held back for two months because of the chart momentum of their previous record, The Yes Album.
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Translations for fragile
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a fragile glass vase.
- سريع الإنْكِسار، هَشArabic
- frágilPortuguese (BR)
- kergesti purunev, habrasEstonian
- भंगुर, नाजुकHindi
- loman, krhakCroatian
- 깨지기 쉬운Korean
- trausls; plīstošsLatvian
- mudah pecahMalay
- skjør, spinkel, sprøNorwegian
- نازك، ژرماتېدونكى، كمزورى،نحيف، لطيفPashto
- bräcklig, ömtålig, skörSwedish
- kolay kırılır, kırılganTurkish
- 易碎的Chinese (Trad.)
- крихкий; ламкийUkrainian
- باآسانی ٹوٹنے والاUrdu
- mỏng manh; dễ vỡVietnamese
- 易碎的Chinese (Simp.)
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