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ˈsʌd nsud·den

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suddenadjective

    happening without warning or in a short space of time

    "a sudden storm"; "a sudden decision"; "a sudden cure"

Wiktionary

  1. suddennoun

    An unexpected occurrence; a surprise.

  2. suddenadverb

    Suddenly.

  3. suddenadjective

    Happening quickly and with little or no warning, snell.

    The sudden drop in temperature left everyone cold and confused.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suddenadjective

    happening without previous notice or with very brief notice; coming unexpectedly, or without the common preparation; immediate; instant; speedy

  2. Suddenadjective

    hastly prepared or employed; quick; rapid

  3. Suddenadjective

    hasty; violent; rash; precipitate

  4. Suddenadverb

    suddenly; unexpectedly

  5. Suddennoun

    an unexpected occurrence; a surprise

Freebase

  1. Sudden

    James Green aka Sudden is a fictional character created by an English author Oliver Strange in the late 1930s as the hero of a series, originally published by George Newnes Books Ltd, set in the American Wild West era. Oliver Strange died in 1952, and the series was revived by Frederick H. Christian in the 1960s. Christian classified the books as "Piccadilly westerns", that is books written by English authors, simply drawing on the conventions the genre, with no first hand experience of America. The Sudden books are among the earliest and best-loved of the type. Sudden is portrayed as an intrepid and accurate gunfighter in search of two men who cheated his foster father. James Green earns the nickname "Sudden" because of his lightning speed with a gun. Sudden is portrayed as a stereotypical gunfighter: an intelligent and resourceful drifting cowboy who is respectful of the law, unwilling to use a gun unless absolutely necessary, humanitarian, brave, strong, and fair. The first book was published in 1930 and was followed by 10 more until the 1940s and featured vivid descriptions of the western American landscape, rare in an author at that time. The series became popular for its exciting narrations combining elements of mystery, suspense, and action, with engaging characters, in a Wild West setting of dusty towns, ranches, and saloons.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sudden

    sud′en, adj. unexpected: hasty: abrupt.—adv. Sud′denly.—n. Sud′denness, (Scot.) Sud′denty.—On a sudden, Of a sudden, suddenly, sooner than was expected. [O. Fr. sodain—L. subitaneus, sudden—subitus, coming stealthily—sub, up, īre, ītum, to go.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sudden' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2556

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sudden' in Adjectives Frequency: #346

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sudden in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sudden in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of sudden in a Sentence

  1. Ron Schlecht:

    If you've been randomly selected for a big prize, vacation, or to enjoy great savings or if all of a sudden the IRS, Medicare, or Social Security Administration needs to get a hold of you for a warrant or penalty, take a deep breath and consider the legitimacy of the call.

  2. Madeleine L'Engle:

    That's the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they've been all along.

  3. Teten Masduki:

    It looks like a sudden move because the recommendation was made after a review of both proposals, but the recommendation is in the best interest of the country.

  4. Joseph Tame:

    The reactions range from sudden burst of laughter to a couple of people have screamed in surprise and in delight, a lot of people just say 'What? What? What are you doing?' And I tell them I'm being a Christmas tree.

  5. Longfellow:

    In the life of every man there are sudden transitions of feeling, which seem almost miraculous. At once, as if some magician had touched the heavens and the earth, the dark clouds melt into the air, the wind falls, and serenity succeeds the storm. The causes which produce these changes may have been long at work within us, but the changes themselves are instantaneous, and apparently without sufficient cause.

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