interrupted

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

Definition of interrupted

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

interrupted

Definition of interrupted (Entry 2 of 2)

past tense and past participle of interrupt entry 1

Other Words from interrupted

Adjective

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

Adjective

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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“Interrupted.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interrupted?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=i&file=interrupted_1. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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