Definition of "smithereens" [smith•er•eens]

  • (noun-plural) Informal Fragments or splintered pieces; bits: The fragile dish broke into smithereens.

Use "smithereens" in a sentence

  • "Blow ... to smithereens is too slangy for formal use; it is used in a quote further on in the Times article, and is the kind of vernacular phrase found in boys adventure comics."
  • ""I think the best use you can put a rattlesnake to is to blow him into smithereens, which is what I am going to do.""
  • "The monkey was literally knocked to "smithereens," and the pieces that still adhered together were daubed all over with mud."

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