outburst

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noun out·burst \ˈau̇t-ˌbərst\

Definition of outburst

  1. 1 :  a violent expression of feeling <an outburst of anger>

  2. 2 :  a surge of activity or growth <new outbursts of creative power — C. E. Montague>

  3. 3 :  eruption <volcanic outbursts>

Examples of outburst in a sentence

  1. <the judge directed the courtroom spectators to refrain from any outbursts when the verdict was read>

  2. <there was a remarkable outburst of work in the office as the visiting VIPs made their tour>

1657

First Known Use of outburst

1657


OUTBURST Defined for English Language Learners

outburst

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noun out·burst \ˈau̇t-ˌbərst\

Definition of outburst for English Language Learners

  • : a sudden expression of strong feeling

  • : a sudden increase in activity


OUTBURST Defined for Kids

outburst

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noun out·burst \ˈau̇t-ˌbərst\

Definition of outburst for Students

  1. 1 :  a sudden expression of strong feeling <an angry outburst>

  2. 2 :  a sudden increase of activity or growth



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