out·​pour·​ing ˈau̇t-ˌpȯr-iŋ How to pronounce outpouring (audio)
: the act of pouring out
an outpouring of emotion
: something that pours out or is poured out : outflow

Examples of outpouring in a Sentence

an outpouring of affection and support for the high school athlete in need of an organ transplant
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of outpouring was in the 15th century

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“Outpouring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpouring. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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out·​pour·​ing -ˌpōr-iŋ How to pronounce outpouring (audio)
: the act of pouring out
: something that pours out or is poured out

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