\ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web 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 Staff at the resort don’t have the same—or, really, any—freedom to blurt out their own private thoughts. Judy Berman, Time, 1 July 2021 Where Fraga is measured with her words, Donnelly is prone to blurt out sharp opinions. Gregory Barber, Wired, 17 June 2021 But that’s not something that Chris Matthews or his legions of cable imitators are about to blurt out on set. Chris Lehmann, The New Republic, 1 June 2021 Sometimes, Miss Manners has found, givers cannot help themselves and will spontaneously blurt out the amount. Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2021 But rather than point to Mr. Biden, many Hondurans first blurt out their own president’s name as a reason to leave home. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2021

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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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1 Sep 2021

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“Blurt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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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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