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

Example Sentences

an outpouring of affection and support for the high school athlete in need of an organ transplant
Recent Examples on the Web Chen’s win has prompted an outpouring of support from several Asian American and civil rights organizations, in addition to lawmakers. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 15 Nov. 2022 Wade and Union are known for their outpouring of support for their four children — sons Zaire, 20, and Xavier, 8, plus daughter Zaya, 15, from Wade's previous relationships, as well as Kaavia. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2022 Thank you to everyone for the outpouring of love and support. Rima Abdelkader, NBC News, 9 Nov. 2022 Nancy Pelosi thanked those on the call for the outpouring of support after the attack. CBS News, 5 Nov. 2022 His 16-year-old daughter, Alabama Barker, whom the rocker shares with ex-wife Shanna Moakler, on Wednesday thanked her followers for the outpouring of support shown to her and her dad. Nardine Saadstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 30 June 2022 In the meantime, her family is making arrangements for Amerie’s funeral and grateful for the outpouring of support for a GoFundMe set up by a friend of Amerie’s mom. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 26 May 2022 Journalists Niloofar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi have been held in Iran’s notorious Evin prison since late September as Iran’s clerical leaders have struggled to contain an outpouring of public anger and protests calling for their overthrow. Miriam Berger, Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2022 Nelson’s death triggered an outpouring of tributes from people around the world, most of whom, like me, didn’t know her personally. Katie Arnold, WSJ, 29 Oct. 2022 See More

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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 7 Dec. 2022.

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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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