abruptly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abrupt +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈbɹʌp.li/, /ə.ˈbɹʌpt.li/
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Adverb[edit]

abruptly (comparative more abruptly, superlative most abruptly)

  1. In an abrupt manner; without giving notice, or without the usual forms; suddenly; precipitously. [First attested in the late 16th century.][1]

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Translations[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8