Definitions for outburstˈaʊtˌbɜrst

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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

GCIDE

  1. Outburst(n.)

    A bursting forth; as, an outburst of laughter.

Wiktionary

  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.

Freebase

  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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.:

    Patriotism is not a short outburst of emotion, but is the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

  2. Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr:

    Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

  3. Joseph Conrad:

    The discovery of America was the occasion of the greatest outburst of cruelty and reckless greed known in history.

  4. Ashoor Ali:

    When we went to take stock of the state of the lake, what we noticed was shocking - a glacial lake on the verge of outburst.

  5. Margery Allingham:

    When the habitually even-tempered suddenly fly into a passion, that explosion is apt to be more impressive than the outburst of the most violent amongst us.


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