abruption (plural abruptions)
- (archaic) A sudden termination or interruption. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
- A sudden breaking off; a violent separation of bodies. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
- 1837, Samuel Johnson, The Life of Cowley:
- By this abruption posterity lost more instruction than delight.
- 1996, Richard Taruskin, Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions, page 336:
- After a startling abruption and a slow recovery, the canonic process is resumed at , with a whole slew of redundant entries on the last phrase.