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Sudden DestructionPlay
Emphasize that 'shatter' indicates an immediate, almost explosive, breaking apart. SlideThe window shattered with a loud bang.
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Loud ImpactPlay
Use 'shatter' when the action results in noise, unlike a silent crack. SlideThe dish shattered into pieces on the tile floor.
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Irreversible StatePlay
Imply that the object cannot be put back together easily, if at all. SlideThe heirloom vase shattered, and its history was lost forever.