\ 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.

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How unsatisfying would that be if Renata just blurted out the lie after Bonnie’s been beating herself up about it? Morgan Baila,, "Big Little Lies Season 2, Episode 6: 10 Things I Resent About You," 15 July 2019 Gruden blurts out the fact that his eldest won a powerlifting gold at last year’s world championships and introduces him as the Raiders’ newest strength-and-conditioning staffer., "In Oakland, Jon Gruden Is Ready to Grind," 19 Feb. 2018 Then Axelrod articulated publicly what many Democrats are worrying about privately: that Biden may not be a candidate who can be counted on to avoid acting impulsively, to avoid gaffes such as excessive touching or blurting out distracting comments. John Fund, National Review, "Biden’s Abortion Flip-Flop Reveals His Weaknesses," 9 June 2019 But before Bluder could blurt out her first sentence, the Missouri band started playing its final song of the season. Luke Meredith, The Seattle Times, "Gustafson, Iowa blow past Missouri 68-52," 24 Mar. 2019 To visitors, blurting their approval as wigs and sets streaked past, the studio’s arteries seemed like the most fun and exciting place in world. Jenna Marotta, Vogue, "In Love, Gilda A Comedy Legend Finally Gets Her Due," 20 Sep. 2018 Fortuitously, the Golf Channel had not yet gone on the air at the time of the shot, when the two-word expletive Woods blurted offered his candid commentary. Mike James,, "One-over Woods has too many bogeys at Genesis Open; Cantlay, Finau tied for first at five under," 16 Feb. 2018 Some of the book's humorous advice: On blurting out: ‘Children must have freedom of expression. Marc Myers, WSJ, "Musician Roger McGuinn Discovers the Guitar While Biking Down Lonely Street," 25 Sep. 2018 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

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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 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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