\ ˈblərt How to pronounce blurt (audio) \
blurted; blurting; blurts

Definition of blurt

transitive verb

: to utter abruptly and impulsively usually used with out

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Other Words from blurt

blurter noun

Examples of blurt in a Sentence

“Gosh, you look awful!” she blurted.
Recent Examples on the Web Eilish doesn’t blurt, or stumble, or make weird gaffes. Washington Post, "That voice inside your head is Billie Eilish telling you to vote," 20 Aug. 2020 Their antics kept making me smile and laugh and gasp and, on occasion, blurt out a reaction at the screen while John Entwistle, rocking a skeleton shirt, was making my jaw hit the floor with his stellar musicianship. Ed Masley, azcentral, "The 15 best concert movies you can stream now, from the Who to Beyonce," 18 Apr. 2020 In Donovan's raw, rivetingly combustible performance, he's tightly wound and uncomfortably intense, staring down at the ground in silence to avoid eye contact or blurting out jagged declarations when pushed for a response. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Greater Clements': Theater Review," 10 Dec. 2019 Taboo turns the classic struggle against blurting out the wrong thing into a cathartic game for four or more players ages 13 and up. Popular Science, "Classic board games to share with your kids," 31 Mar. 2020 Sara Sheehan, a producer and documentary filmmaker in Westchester County, N.Y., blurted out in the middle of a strategy meeting with a male colleague. Penelope Green, New York Times, "You Show Me Your Décor, I Show You Mine," 31 Mar. 2020 So, yeah, that’s the M.O. here: a woman returns, says her date went well, and then the other two blurt out a random comment about her appearance to try to quell the awkwardness. Lia Beck,, "The Bachelor Season 24, Episode 9 Recap: A Suite, Suite Fantasy Nightmare," 24 Feb. 2020 The famous moment in the comedy shows Carell blurting out Clarkson's name in pain during a vicious chest-waxing. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Steve Carell Opens Kelly Clarkson's Talk Show Premiere With Iconic '40-Year-Old Virgin' Scene Re-Creation," 9 Sep. 2019 Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, whose name Kramer blurted out after being kicked in the head, remains a world-renowned musician. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "'Seinfeld': 30 ways the 'show about nothing' is still something 30 years later," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of blurt

1573, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blurt

probably imitative

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The first known use of blurt was in 1573

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31 Aug 2020

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“Blurt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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How to pronounce blurt (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of blurt

: to say (something) suddenly and without thinking about how people will react


\ ˈblərt How to pronounce blurt (audio) \
blurted; blurting

Kids Definition of blurt

: to say or tell suddenly and without thinking “I know the secret,” she blurted.

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