\ 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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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 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

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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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