Definition of blurt
: to utter abruptly and impulsively —usually used with out
Examples of blurt in a Sentence
“Gosh, you look awful!” she blurted.
Recent Examples of blurt from the Web
One day James, whose forceful personality was legend, took aside her favorite nurse and blurted:
Trump has frequently acted as a child, impulsively blurting out claims and condemnations that call into question his fitness to serve.
That looseness can tip easily into blurting, flatulence and worse.
As the hearing concluded, Perez’s widow blurted out to the judge, asking to approach the teen for one reason.
At one point, Christian blurts a racial epithet, according to the video from reporter Doug Brown of The Portland Mercury weekly newspaper show.
Bassett’s Catherine blurts out, fighting back tears.
His pro-Putin tilt is notorious, culminating in blurting highly secret information to the Russian foreign minister in an Oval Office meeting from which American media were barred.
Or the one who blurted out sensitive intelligence information to the Russians and refused to let his advisers say that the Western Wall belonged to Israel?
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Origin and Etymology of blurt
First Known Use: 1573See Words from the same year
BLURT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blurt for English Language Learners
: to say (something) suddenly and without thinking about how people will react
BLURT Defined for Kids
Definition of blurt for Students
: to say or tell suddenly and without thinking “I know the secret,” she blurted.
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