out·​pour·​ing | \ ˈau̇t-ˌpȯr-iŋ How to pronounce outpouring (audio) \

Definition of outpouring

1 : the act of pouring out an outpouring of emotion
2 : something that pours out or is poured out : outflow

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Examples of outpouring in a Sentence

an outpouring of affection and support for the high school athlete in need of an organ transplant
Recent Examples on the Web And Hadley’s subsequent social media post about the experience drew an outpouring of support. BostonGlobe.com, 16 Sep. 2021 David Letterman, Edgar Wright, Patton Oswalt, Whitney Cummings, Nish Kumar, and even Nancy Sinatra were just a few of the people who also joined the public outpouring of grief that has erupted since the news broke. Anne Victoria Clark, Vulture, 15 Sep. 2021 Officials said the outpouring of support from Americans has helped to ensure resources from corporations and industries, including job offers, hotel rooms and even Airbnbs for those in search of permanent housing. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 Sep. 2021 For Ramsley, the outpouring of financial support is getting him back on his feet. The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Sep. 2021 Star Trek: Discovery streaming series, is addressing for the last time an outpouring of outrage over an anti-gay slur directed at him last week. Dawn Ennis, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 That then led to an outpouring of support for the players on social media and in real life. NBC News, 13 Sep. 2021 The plane crashes at the World Trade Center; Shanksville, Pa.; and the Pentagon galvanized an outpouring of unity and solidarity in the United States. Los Angeles Times, 12 Sep. 2021 His death at the age of 54 was met with shock and an outpouring of grief. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 11 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of outpouring

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Outpouring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpouring. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of outpouring

: an act of expressing an emotion or feeling in a very powerful way
: a large amount of something that is given or received in a short period of time


out·​pour·​ing | \ ˈau̇t-ˌpȯr-iŋ How to pronounce outpouring (audio) \

Kids Definition of outpouring

: an act of expressing or giving freely There was an outpouring of sympathy.

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