noun \-ˌbərst\

: a sudden expression of strong feeling

: a sudden increase in activity

Full Definition of OUTBURST

:  a violent expression of feeling <an outburst of anger>
:  a surge of activity or growth <new outbursts of creative power — C. E. Montague>
:  eruption <volcanic outbursts>

Examples of OUTBURST

  1. <the judge directed the courtroom spectators to refrain from any outbursts when the verdict was read>
  2. <there was a remarkable outburst of work in the office as the visiting VIPs made their tour>

First Known Use of OUTBURST



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