how to pronounce abrupt

/əbˈɹʌpt/

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abrupt is pronounced in two syllables

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əbɹʌpt

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An example use of abrupt in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… sandwiches did his abrupt 1980s makeover …”

meanings of abrupt

adjective:

  1. Broken off. <ref name =SOED/>.
  2. Suddenly terminating, as if cut off; truncate.
  3. Having sudden transitions from one subject or state to another; unconnected; disjointed.
  4. Broken away (from restraint).
  5. Curt in manner.
  6. Extremely steep or craggy as if broken up; precipitous.
  7. Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.

verb:

  1. To tear off or asunder.
  2. To interrupt suddenly.

noun:

  1. Something which is abrupt; an abyss.

words with pronunciation similar to abrupt

abutabruptlybruntbrushedabductaffronteruptbuntadoptabate

words that rhyme with abrupt

corruptdisruptinterrupteruptupped

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