Origin of interruption
Examples from the Web for interruption
The incident with Tony Kornheiser, a Pardon the Interruption talking head, serves to highlight the problem with ESPN.
One morning in the middle of this quiet ritual–reading and prayer–I felt a sense of interruption.Joshua DuBois’s Daily Devotionals for Obama Are Now a Book|Joshua DuBois|October 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Spitzer rolled his eyes at the interruption, grumbling a perfunctory “very funny.”Eliot Spitzer Mobbed by Press, Heckled at First Campaign Stop|David Freedlander|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I have published online with seldom more than a day or two of interruption continuously since October 2002.
But Obama, in command, feeling comfortable, laughed off the interruption, and dismissed the trouble.
The buzzer's insistent voice brought her to her feet, even while she frowned at the interruption.Personality Plus|Edna Ferber
Henning felt that, for some reason or other, his cousin had made the interruption.'As Gold in the Furnace'|John E. Copus
These interviews were the only interruption to the dulness of their garrison life.Frederick The Great and His Family|L. Muhlbach
She had been smiling at the officer, but on the interruption of the strangers' entrance she frowned with annoyance.A Soldier of the Legion|C. N. Williamson
I had a sudden desire, awakened by Arten's interruption, to share the emotions called up by the surrounding scene.By Desert Ways to Baghdad|Louisa Jebb
British Dictionary definitions for interruption
Word Origin and History for interruption
late 14c., "a break of continuity," from Old French interrupcion and directly from Latin interruptionem (nominative interruptio) "a breaking off, interruption, interval," noun of action from past participle stem of interrumpere (see interrupt). Meaning "a breaking in upon some action" is from c.1400; that of "a pause, a temporary cessation" is early 15c.