blurted; blurting; blurts

transitive verb

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

Examples of blurt in a Sentence

“Gosh, you look awful!” she blurted.
Recent Examples on the Web But blurting out the first thing that comes to your mind can lead to regret and frustration for both you and your child. Francesca Castagnoli, Parents, 30 May 2024 Unfortunately, as the impulsive Moon in your intimacy zone aggravates bold Mars in your communication sector, blurting out something deeply personal might make your companion uncomfortable., Baltimore Sun, 19 Feb. 2024 If somebody doesn’t blurt out the news of a miracle in progress, said miracle may slide by unnoticed, and unsavored. Neal B. Freeman, National Review, 20 Mar. 2024 So imagine her surprise when her two-year-old daughter, Jupiter Iris, with husband Christopher French, blurted out a particular F-word. Julie Jordan, Peoplemag, 3 Mar. 2024 Then the eviction notice came, just as their daughter, Camila, a bouncy child who blurts out English words in a strong American accent, was finally adjusting to her new life. Jay Root Victor J. Blue, New York Times, 4 Feb. 2024 Hence, Bella’s tendency to blurt out any and all thoughts, her blunt honesty still that of a child’s, isn’t a bug so much as a feature in the filmmakers’ eyes. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 5 Dec. 2023 Then a third friend phoned and blurted out what nobody else wanted to say: Kip was the one who had opened fire at Thurston. Jennifer Gonnerman, The New Yorker, 27 Nov. 2023 Kristian blurted out, which drew an impressed laugh from Lazo-Gonzalez. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2023

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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 13 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


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

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