blurted; blurting; blurts

transitive verb

: to utter abruptly and impulsively
usually used with out
blurter noun

Example Sentences

“Gosh, you look awful!” she blurted.
Recent Examples on the Web Kids will blurt out, ‘my mom’s terrified to do this’. Outside Online, 8 Oct. 2018 Don’t just blurt it out one day; enlist the help of a counselor for guidance. Tribune News Service, al, 1 June 2022 But recognizing the drummer’s skill takes nothing away from Green, a vocal mastermind with a unicorn of a falsetto, a grainy, galvanizing mid-range, and the ability to blurt like a horn or wobble like an organ or peal like a church bell. Elias Leight, Rolling Stone, 29 Dec. 2021 But sometimes a witness will blurt something out that they are not supposed to mention, perhaps describing a defendant's past conduct. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Nov. 2021 Of course, Diaz didn’t blurt out that Joel is the ugly twin or anything like that. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 27 Sep. 2021 In the past, King would blurt out all the swim sets at once. Ryan Mcfadden,, 24 Aug. 2021 And sometimes, kids simply blurt out a lie before their conscious mind can react. Washington Post, 27 July 2021 That’s why her impulses and her death drive blurt out of her. Rachel Handler, Vulture, 16 July 2021 See More

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Word History


probably imitative

First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blurt was in 1573

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Cite this Entry

“Blurt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

: to say suddenly and without thinking
usually used with out
blurt out a secret

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