broken off or discontinuous: Even one night of interrupted sleep can affect your mood.
Botany. having an irregular or discontinuous arrangement, as of leaflets along a stem.
- non·in·ter·rupt·ed, adjective
- non·in·ter·rupt·ed·ly, adverb
- non·in·ter·rupt·ed·ness, noun
- un·in·ter·rupt·ed, adjective
- un·in·ter·rupt·ed·ly, adverb
- un·in·ter·rupt·ed·ness, noun
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How to use interrupted in a sentence
Schools are intensely focused this year on trying to regroup after two-plus years of interrupted learning — including helping students catch up, both socially and academically.Schools look to get back on track after 2 terrible years | Erin Doherty | August 1, 2022 | Axios
From interrupted video calls to fluctuating return to office and school plans, parents are reaching their breaking point.Marketing Briefing: Will Coinbase’s Super Bowl QR code stunt make marketers rethink their ROI metrics for the big game? | Kristina Monllos | February 15, 2022 | Digiday
These include mental health symptoms such as anxiety and depression, interrupted education, and delayed care for other medical issues.Everything you need to know about kids and COVID as schools reopen | Claire Maldarelli | August 18, 2021 | Popular-Science
It needs to revive the interrupted buying journey, so links to your site are essential.
Meanwhile, this year has intensified loneliness, interrupted connections, and increased economic hardships.The Zoom-fatigued person’s guide to connecting virtually on Thanksgiving | Tanya Basu | November 24, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
But the stories of the Riveras and Toros are often interrupted by the stories of their neighbors.
After our talk—and, of course, much more research—I filed a version of the following story on my website Hollywood, interrupted.
Then one daring, possibly planted, spectator interrupted the show to profess her crush.The Bachelor Farmville: No One Wants to Watch Chris Soules Plant His Seed | Brandy Zadrozny | August 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Johnson and the governor were repeatedly interrupted at the press conference by an angry and frustrated community.Missouri Governor Imposes Curfew In a Bid to Halt Looting and Restore Calm | Justin Glawe | August 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When host David Gregory interrupted to note that Carson also said that “it is slavery in a way,” the Doctor agreed.Fringe Factor: The Common Core Will Turn Your Kids as Gay as Possible | Caitlin Dickson | May 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We were interrupted at this moment by a message from General Houston, to whom we immediately hastened.
Elmer Spiker interrupted to inquire whether the turtles I had seen were "black-legs, red-legs, or yaller-legs."The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
Mrs. Wren glanced at the small person whose breakfast she had interrupted.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
"Lettres et journal pour monsieur," interrupted a waiter, entering with two letters and the Times.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
But a knock at the door interrupted them; the discreet Capt entered, bearing a telegram upon a salver.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for interrupted
broken, discontinued, or hindered
(of plant organs, esp leaves) not evenly spaced along an axis
Also: deceptive music (of a cadence) progressing from the dominant chord to any other, such as the subdominant or submediant
- interruptedly, adverb
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