Definition of outburst
- an outburst of anger
- new outbursts of creative power
- —C. E. Montague
- volcanic outbursts
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
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: a sudden expression of strong feeling
: a sudden increase in activity
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