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verb (used with object)
  1. to utter suddenly or inadvertently; divulge impulsively or unadvisedly (usually followed by out): He blurted out the hiding place of the spy.

  1. an abrupt utterance.

Origin of blurt

First recorded in 1565–75; apparently imitative

Words Nearby blurt Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blurt in a sentence

  • But as soon as I see her it seems ridiculous to blurt out a speech like that the first thing.

    Out of the Hurly-Burly | Charles Heber Clark
  • I should just blurt it out and then flee like what's-a-name—the messenger that came to Jehu.

    Averil | Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • A man would blurt it out, and then I would know where I am at.

    The Copy-Cat and Other Stories | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Demoralized, unstrung, they would blurt out the truth and so convict themselves.

    The Third Degree | Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
  • Sometimes he thought that it would be more endurable to blurt out the truth and go into banishment.

    Shadows of Flames | Amelie Rives

British Dictionary definitions for blurt


/ (blɜːt) /

  1. (tr often foll by out) to utter suddenly and involuntarily

Origin of blurt

C16: probably of imitative origin

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