Dictionary.com

blurt

[ blurt ]
/ blɜrt /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: blurt / blurted on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object)
to utter suddenly or inadvertently; divulge impulsively or unadvisedly (usually followed by out): He blurted out the hiding place of the spy.
noun
an abrupt utterance.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "IS" VS. "ARE"
"Is" it time for a new quiz? "Are" you ready? Then prove your excellent skills on using "is" vs. "are."
Question 1 of 7
IS and ARE are both forms of which verb?

Origin of blurt

First recorded in 1565–75; apparently imitative
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use blurt in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for blurt

blurt
/ (blɜːt) /

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

Word Origin for blurt

C16: probably of imitative origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK