- shortened; made briefer: The rain led to an abbreviated picnic.
- scanty; barely covering the body: an abbreviated bathing suit.
- constituting a shorter or smaller version of: The large car was an abbreviated limousine.
cut short an activity
- It’s been about three weeks since the puck dropped on the NHL’s abbreviated 2021 regular season, which somehow means nearly 20 percent of the schedule is now complete.
- The league has been managing a handful of coronavirus issues through the first couple of weeks of an abbreviated 56-game regular season.
- A 1955 performance with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall where he played the Sibelius concerto under the direction of George Szell, received scathing reviews, as did an abbreviated recital tour in 1958.
- The teams also will play Saturday night in the finale of Washington’s abbreviated preseason, which is also Russell Westbrook’s last chance to play an exhibition.
- After racing through its draft and an abbreviated free agency period in November, the NBA released its schedule Wednesday for the opening week of the upcoming 2020-21 season, including the traditional five-game slate on Christmas Day.
- Not that the government was admitting any of this during its abbreviated and often delayed press briefings.
- Pallone found this unconscionable, particularly in an abbreviated two-month campaign.
- The wife of the King is always known as ‘Queen Consort’, usually abbreviated to ‘Queen’.
- For this students' edition some of the less important remarks have been abbreviated, and the references to authorities omitted.
- This was adopted, as it didn't occur to any of the children that the abbreviated word might convey an unintended meaning.
- The effect of diminished ground-floors and abbreviated lamp-posts and trees was sinister.
- The entire four parts are now repeated, beginning with the L foot, as described below, somewhat abbreviated.
- I came out on the stage practically nude except for an abbreviated leopard skin.