Definition of Choppy

1. Adjective. Marked by abrupt transitions. "Choppy prose"

Exact synonyms: Jerky
Similar to: Sudden



2. Adjective. Rough with small waves. "Choppy seas"
Similar to: Stormy
Derivative terms: Chop, Choppiness

Definition of Choppy

1. a. Full of cracks.

Definition of Choppy

1. Adjective. (context: of the surface of water) having many small, rough waves ¹

2. Adjective. Discontinuous, intermittent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Choppy

1. full of short, rough waves [adj CHOPPIER, CHOPPIEST] : CHOPPILY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Choppy

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choppy (current term)
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Literary usage of Choppy

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1. The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever, Easley Stephen Jones (1922)
"choppy Sentences to be Combined L3. Do not use two or three short sentences to express ideas which will make a more unified impression in one sentence. ..."

2. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Harbour Engineering by Brysson Cunningham (1908)
"In important localities it is customary for tide-gauges to be more Perforations FIG. 46.—Tide-gauge for use in rough or choppy Water. Flo. 47. ..."

3. Making the Most of Small Groups: Differentiation for All by Debbie Diller (2007)
"Date: 2. mostly choppy reading with a little bit of reading so it sounds ... 3. some choppy reading, but mostly reading so it sounds interesting; ..."

4. One Child at a Time: Making the Most of Your Time With Struggling Readers, K-6 by Pat Johnson (2006)
"He would look at the first word, call it out, move to the next, call it out, and on it went. This choppy reading was affecting his comprehension, ..."

5. The Metropolitan (1847)
"They are with tin though, choppy, my boy !" interposed Winter with a horse laugh, " Has the gal plenty of that, choppy ? I'd stick up to her myself, ..."

6. Fifty Years of My Life in the World of Sport at Home and Abroad by John Dugdale Astley (1894)
"This " choppy " did with the greatest ease, and was then content to play with the Guardsman ... I gave "choppy" the pony I won, and have not seen him since, ..."

7. Seal and Salmon Fisheries and General Resources of Alaska by Henry Wood Elliott, Washburn Maynard, Sheldon Jackson, David Starr Jordan, United States Dept. of the Treasury. Special Agents Division, Leonhard Hess Stejneger, William Gouverneur Morris, Ivan Petroff, Charles Haskins Townsend, Frederick William True, (1898)
"A canoe was soon launched and started in pursuit, but the short, choppy sea made it somewhat difficult to capture it. In calm weather, or at times when ..."

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