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
This week there was another outburst that resulted in his screaming for hours at me.
All the Aberdeen scoring came in the first two innings, highlighted by an eight-run outburst in inning number two.
The addition of Hart and Adrian's latest outburst could mean that his Hammers days are numbered.
A former state prosecutor, Duterte denies condoning extrajudicial killings and remains popular with the masses who embrace his unorthodox leadership style, profanity-laced outbursts and draconian bent in an Asian bastion of democracy.
Mr. Trudeau, who is popular at home and faces little organized opposition, is freer to politely ignore Mr. Trump’s outbursts.
A series of missteps, from allegations of stealing technology to a profanity-laced outburst that was caught on film by an Uber driver, led to Kalanick’s resignation.
Starting pitcher Corey Kluber then made the offensive outburst look useless.
Hodgkinson was known for periodic outbursts of anger and had interactions with the police.
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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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