HyperDic: interruption

English > 3 senses of the word interruption:
NOUNactinterruption, break, disruption, gapan act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
eventinterruption, breaksome abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
timeinterruption, pause, intermission, break, suspensiona time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
interruption > pronunciation
Soundsih.nerah'pshahn; ih.nterah'pshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > interruption: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAn act of delaying or interrupting the continuity.
Synonymsbreak, disruption, gap
Narrowerbreaking off, abruptionAn instance of sudden interruption
cut-in, insert(film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film
cut-in, insert(broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program
heckling, barrackingshouting to interrupt a speech with which you disagree
interjection, interposition, interpolation, interpellationThe action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
Broaderdelay, holdupThe act of delaying
Spanishinterrupción, paréntesis, pausa
Catalaninterrupció, interval, parèntesi, pausa
Verbsinterruptinterfere in someone else's activity
interruptmake a break / break in
English > interruption: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningSome abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity.
Example"the telephone is an annoying interruption"
Narrowerdislocation, disruptionAn event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
eclipse, occultationOne celestial body obscures another
punctuationSomething that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions
suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatementAn interruption in the intensity or amount of something
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishinterrupción, paréntesis, pausa, receso
Catalaninterrupció, parèntesi, pausa
English > interruption: 3 senses > noun 3, time
MeaningA time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something.
Synonymspause, intermission, break, suspension
NarrowerblackoutA suspension of radio or tv broadcasting
caesuraA pause or interruption (as in a conversation)
dead airAn inadvertent interruption in a broadcast / broadcast during which there is no sound
delay, hold, time lag, postponement, waitTime during which some action is awaited
halftimeAn intermission between the first and second half of a game / game
lapseA break or intermission in the occurrence of something
letup, lullA pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
respite, rest, relief, rest periodA pause for relaxation
time-outA brief suspension of play
Broadertime interval, intervalA definite length of time marked off by two instants
Spanishinterrupción, pausa, suspensión
Catalaninterrupció, pausa, suspensió

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