Definition of interrupted in English:

interrupted

Syllabification: in·ter·rupt·ed
Pronunciation: /ˌintəˈrəptid
 
/

adjective

  • 1 Botany (Of a compound leaf, inflorescence, or other plant organ) made discontinuous by smaller interposed leaflets or intervals of bare stem.
    More example sentences
    • Note the displacement of the blade/sheath boundary and the interrupted ligule line.
  • 2 Music (Of a cadence) having a penultimate dominant chord that is followed not by the expected tonic chord but by another chord, usually the submediant.

More definitions of interrupted

Definition of interrupted in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody