blurt

[ blurt ]
/ blɜrt /

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.

Nearby words

  1. bluntly,
  2. bluntness,
  3. blur,
  4. blurb,
  5. blurry,
  6. blurt out,
  7. blush,
  8. blush wine,
  9. blush-on,
  10. blusher

Origin of blurt

First recorded in 1565–75; apparently imitative

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British Dictionary definitions for blurted

blurt

/ (blɜːt) /

verb

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

Word Origin for blurt

C16: probably of imitative origin

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Word Origin and History for blurted

blurt

v.

1570s, probably echoic. Related: blurted; blurting. As a noun, 1570s, probably from the verb.

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