abruptly Definition

suddenly and unexpectedly.

Using abruptly: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "abruptly" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The music stopped abruptly.

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    He left the room abruptly.

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    The car came to an abrupt stop.

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    She ended the conversation abruptly.

abruptly Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for abruptly

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Origins of abruptly

from Latin 'abruptus', meaning 'broken off'


Summary: abruptly in Brief

'Abruptly' [əˈbrʌptli] means suddenly and unexpectedly. It is often used to describe actions or events that happen without warning, such as 'The music stopped abruptly.' 'Abruptly' is the adverb form of 'abrupt,' which can also be used to describe something that is sudden or unexpected.

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