- The definition of incessant is continuing without stopping.
An example of incessant is the chirping of birds that lasts all morning.
Origin: Early Modern English from Late Latin incessans from Classical Latin in-, not plush cessans, present participle of cessare, to cease
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Origin: Middle English incessaunte, from Late Latin incessāns, incessant- : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin cessāns, present participle of cessāre, to stop; see cease.
- in·cesˈsan·cy noun
- in·cesˈsant·ly adverb