Breaks (slang)

Type: noun, slang

Pronunciation: /brehks/

Also spelled or known as: the breaks

Singular: Break

Related: Breaking, Breakbeats

What does Breaks mean?

Sections of songs that are simplified to just drums and percussions.

Breaks Synonyms: Breakbeats

Example sentence:DJ Kool Herc would always play with the breaks back in 1973.”

Breaks in songs:

“I mean you really gotta rap, and be all that And prepare yourself for the breaks” – Q-Tip, Show Business.

“If you got what it takes ‘Cause I’m Kurtis Blow and I want you to know That these are the breaks” – Kuris Blow, The Breaks.

“Happy as hell to see the big dog doin’ it But wouldn’t none of them believe it though That I would be bigger than Kurtis Blow I guess he was right, these are the breaks” – Snoop Dogg, Ups & Downs.

Clap your hands everybody, if you got what it takes ‘Cause I’m KRS and I’m on the mic, and Premier’s on The Breaks” – KRS-One, MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know.

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