\ˈblərt \
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.

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The president blurts many irresponsible and uninformed things. Jon Talton, The Seattle Times, "Beijing’s ‘Trojan chips’ present a risk to more than corporations," 9 Oct. 2018 In Los Angeles as late as 1968, high school students were paddled for blurting out Spanish phrases. Washington Post, "AP Explains: Why Latinos and Spanish remain political issue," 31 Mar. 2018 On Thursday, asked for the obligatory Luck update, Reich nearly blurted something silly. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Hard to believe Colts aren't worried about Andrew Luck's shoulder," 7 June 2018 The Countach took its name from a Piedmontese slang expression one enraptured worker reportedly blurted out upon seeing it for the first time. Sam Walker, WSJ, "In Chasing Perfection, Ferruccio Lamborghini Took the Fast Lane," 31 May 2018 Viewers worked on theories all season … and … Bernard just … blurted it out when Elsie asked. The Atlantic, "Westworld: Who Cares About the Man in Black?," 17 June 2018 This is a pretty pervasive thing in the family drama or the American domestic tragedy — the breakdown of communication so that things can later be blurted out, and heard. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Hereditary director Ari Aster on family trauma and researching that ending," 14 June 2018 President Trump blurted out during the campaign that the deal should be blocked altogether. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Why the AT&T Case Suddenly Matters," 11 May 2018 Even as fans blurted out their own congratulatory exclamations, the pit crew remained somewhat subdued. Brendan Marks, charlotteobserver, "Kyle Busch celebrates 'dream come true' at 600, eclipses Earnhardt, Petty ... everyone | Charlotte Observer," 28 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of blurt

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


\ˈblərt \
blurted; blurting

Kids Definition of blurt

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

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