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August 14, 2022

Word of the Day: Shard

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Word of the Day : August 14, 2022

shard \SHAHRD\ noun

What It Means

Shard refers to "a small piece or part" of something, and is often used as a synonym of scrap.

// A single shard of sunlight pierced the dense forest canopy, illuminating the entrance to the ancient ruin.

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Aired August 14, 2022

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