Definitions for outburstˈaʊtˌbɜrst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a sudden and violent release or outpouring:

    an outburst of tears.

  2. a sudden spell of activity.

  3. a public disturbance; riot.

  4. a bursting forth; eruption.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition(noun)

    an unrestrained expression of emotion

  2. outburst, burst, flare-up(noun)

    a sudden intense happening

    "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"

  3. outburst, tumultuous disturbance(noun)

    a sudden violent disturbance

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. outburst(noun)ˈaʊtˌbɜrst

    a sudden display of strong emotion

    angry outbursts


  1. outburst(Noun)

    a sudden, violent expression of emotion or activity

    The man let out an outburst of invective

  2. outburst(Verb)

    To burst out.


  1. Outburst

    An outburst is the sudden and violent ejection of coal, gas and rock from a coal face and surrounding strata in an underground coal mine. When outbursts occur, they can be very serious events, possibly even resulting in multiple fatalities.

Anagrams of outburst

  1. burst out

Translations for outburst

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an explosion, especially of angry feelings

a sudden outburst (of rage).

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