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abrupt is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… Thomas abrupt as a suffragette comes to …”

meanings of abrupt


  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.


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


  1. Something which is abrupt; an abyss.

abrupt frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word abrupt occurs in english on average 5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics abrupt can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that abrupt can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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