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 The initial 2-2 vote led to an outpouring of frustration and anger among speakers who took part in the online meeting, which was broadcast via Zoom. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, "Black leaders, civil rights advocates outraged over initial Wayne County Canvassers vote," 18 Nov. 2020 Mauricio Lima for The New York Times PARIS — October’s knife slayings by freelance terrorists shocked the French but have not led to the global outpouring of sympathy for France seen after Islamist massacres in 2015 and 2016. Adam Nossiter, New York Times, "The Politics of Terrorism in a Combustible Europe," 9 Nov. 2020 The news of Maradona's surgery led to an outpouring of support for the 1986 World Cup winner. Julio Vega, USA TODAY, "Diego Maradona undergoes surgery for blood clot on brain; doctor calls it successful," 4 Nov. 2020 Each government sent rescue teams to aid the other, contributing to an outpouring of popular goodwill. Washington Post, "Death toll rises in powerful Aegean earthquake as Turkish rescuers race to find survivors," 31 Oct. 2020 Danielle noted the demise of Quibi yesterday and the past 24 hours has led to an outpouring of post-mortems. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Who wore it best? Rating Big Tech’s product debuts," 23 Oct. 2020 That recognition included Crossman sharing DiBenedetto’s effort on social media, which led to an outpouring of community support. John Benson, cleveland, "Parma resident holds successful ‘Can COVID Food Drive’ from driveway," 30 Sep. 2020 Schlarman was a beloved member of the Wildcat family, and his death has caused an outpouring of posts on social media. Jonathan Saxon, The Courier-Journal, "Social media reacts to UK assistant football coach John Schlarman's death," 12 Nov. 2020 Since then, Harris has received an outpouring of support from Indian Americans and African Americans. Kaanita Iyer, USA TODAY, "This is America: Kamala Harris is a first – and 'won't be the last'," 12 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of outpouring

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Nov 2020

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“Outpouring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpouring. Accessed 28 Nov. 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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