in·​ter·​rupt·​ed | \ ˌin-tə-ˈrəp-təd How to pronounce interrupted (audio) \

Definition of interrupted

1 : broken in upon : discontinuous an interrupted stripe interrupted service an interrupted phone call interrupted sleep
2 botany : not uniform : broken in arrangement or symmetry … flowers whorled in interrupted clusters.— Charles E. Turner
3 phonetics : consisting of or containing a stop in articulation \k\ is an interrupted consonant

Other Words from interrupted

interruptedly adverb
… Jeanne's mother had been … schoolmate and good girlfriend to Maria Gostrey, who had moreover enjoyed since then, though interruptedly … , other glimpses of her. — Henry James
interruptedness noun
"I am much obliged to you for giving me full notice," he said, with a firm intention in his tone, yet with an interruptedness in his delivery which showed that he spoke unwillingly. — George Eliot

First Known Use of interrupted

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of interrupted was circa 1552

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