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 Buchler’s family has received an outpouring of condolences following news of Buchler’s death. Ramon Antonio Vargas, NOLA.com, "2 men arrested in attempted murder of man linked to woman found dead in vacant New Orleans Naval base," 8 Sep. 2020 Boseman's death triggered an outpouring of grief throughout the industry, with many of his collaborators paying tribute on social media. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "Chadwick Boseman's mom inspired him to keep his cancer diagnosis private, agent says," 4 Sep. 2020 Haqq McCray, who partnered with ClearBlue for the pregnancy announcement, quickly received an outpouring of congratulatory messages from her friends and followers. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, "Khadijah Haqq McCray Expecting Third Child with Husband Bobby McCray: 'I'm Pregnant!'," 27 Aug. 2020 This triggered an outpouring of public support from influential figures within the administration, including Donald Trump, Jr. Natalie Krebs, Outdoor Life, "Will the Trump Administration Change Course on Alaska’s Pebble Mine? Key Republicans Are Rallying in Opposition," 24 Aug. 2020 Garcia and his family have received an outpouring of support from political leaders across California and the country. Reis Thebault, Washington Post, "Long Beach mayor loses mother and stepfather to covid-19 while he battles the virus in his city," 11 Aug. 2020 Morales has received an outpouring of support since the attempts to remove him began, according to attorney Franklyn Gimbel, who attended the Press Club event. Gina Barton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales says he will 'serve until told otherwise'," 4 Aug. 2020 The camp has received an outpouring of support from many families on social media. oregonlive, "25 campers and staff test positive for COVID-19 in Oregon’s first large summer camp outbreak," 4 Aug. 2020 After all, this robotic canine can twerk and moonwalk, and received an outpouring of sympathy on social media when its creators released a video of researchers kicking the dog to demonstrate its balance. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Boston Dynamics' robot dog is now on sale for $74,500," 16 June 2020

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First Known Use of outpouring

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 27 Sep. 2020.

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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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