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noun breast pronunciation in American English /brest/ 
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singularbreast
pluralbreasts
  1. 1
    [countable] one of the two round soft parts on the front of a woman's body that produce milk when she has a baby

    She had small round breasts.

    breast cancer

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  2. 2
    [countable] formal a person's chest
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    1. a.
      [countable] literary your chest and heart, considered as the part of your body where you feel emotions
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    2. b.
      [countable] the front part of a bird's body

      The male has a bright orange breast.

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    3. c.
      [countable/uncountable] meat from a bird's breast, or from the front part of the body of some other animals

      chicken breast

      breast of lamb

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  3. 3
    [countable] the top front part of a jacket or coat
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