- to utter suddenly or inadvertently; divulge impulsively or unadvisedly (usually followed by out): He blurted out the hiding place of the spy.
- an abrupt utterance.
Origin of blurt
Related Words for blurtedexclaim, disclose, reveal, babble, leak, spout, divulge, betray, blab, jabber
Examples from the Web for blurted
Contemporary Examples of blurted
I happened to run into the superintendent the day we got the news, and blurted out a question in an unguarded moment.A Million Ways to Die in Prison
December 8, 2014
During the bus ride from Hanoi's airport I blurted out the whole story to Joanne.The Surprisingly Good Flight 370 Novel: Author Scott Maka Defends His Controversial Book
June 14, 2014
Members of the Grassy Sprain Country Club, near New York City, blurted out a story that had been on their minds for a month.Portrait of the Consummate Con Man
May 17, 2014
Explaining why she had recently missed several days of shooting, Lohan blurted out the news that she had a miscarriage.Lindsay Lohan Reveals Miscarriage: The Most Shocking Moments From 'Lindsay'
April 21, 2014
Sher blurted out everything to his climbing partner, Karim Hayat, trying to explain what Karim already knew.Death on Killer Mountain
July 6, 2013
Historical Examples of blurted
"Great attractions, no doubt—to me invisible," blurted the major.Weighed and Wanting
"Here's a letter from me boss, sor," he blurted out, holding it toward me.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
“A fellow in there is talking about––about Mrs. Maurice,” he blurted.A Breath of Prairie and other stories
Then, recovering his speech he blurted out that he would not go.The Scapegoat
Primmie sniffed once more, gulped, and then blurted forth the explanation.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
- (tr often foll by out) to utter suddenly and involuntarily
Word Origin for blurt
1570s, probably echoic. Related: blurted; blurting. As a noun, 1570s, probably from the verb.