Definition of outburst
1 : a violent expression of feeling an outburst of anger
2 : a surge of activity or growth new outbursts of creative power — C. E. Montague
3 : eruption volcanic outbursts
Examples of outburst in a Sentence
the judge directed the courtroom spectators to refrain from any outbursts when the verdict was read
there was a remarkable outburst of work in the office as the visiting VIPs made their tour
Recent Examples of outburst from the Web
Buffalo's seven-run outburst spoiled a solid outing by Charlotte starter Carson Fulmer.
The home run was the fourth in four games for Hardy, after a 3-homer outburst in last weekend's Sun Belt tournament.
Jeremy Christian, the man accused of a deadly stabbing spree on a Portland, Oregon, commuter train made several outbursts in his first court appearance.
The Penguins’ scoring outburst early in the third period led Nashville coach Peter Laviolette to replace goaltender Pekka Rinne and bring in backup Juuse Saros after Rinne had given up four goals on 25 shots.
The puck squeezed through to give the Penguins an early lead and set the tone for a three-goal outburst by the time first-period horn sounded.
Other boys respected his I’ll-go-crazy-on-your-ass aura, maintained through spontaneous outbursts of kicking, shouting, and cursing.
Fearing outbursts of violence during the rally, the economic heart of the seaside town is temporarily shutting down at the very inception of the summer season.
The jury verdict capped a tumultuous legal journey and a trial marked by dramatic outbursts, Matt Campbell reports.
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First Known Use of outburst
OUTBURST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outburst for English Language Learners
: a sudden expression of strong feeling
: a sudden increase in activity
OUTBURST Defined for Kids
Definition of outburst for Students
1 : a sudden expression of strong feeling an angry outburst
2 : a sudden increase of activity or growth
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