ice-break|ing «YS BRAY kihng», noun, adjective. Figurative.
the practice of stimulating or enlivening conversation, a social gathering, or other meeting or discussion between persons or groups.
that serves to stimulate or enliven conversation, a social gathering, or other meeting or discussion: »

that ice-breaking first hello.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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