blurt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v blurt utter impulsively "He blurted out the secret","He blundered his stupid ideas"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Blurt blûrt To utter suddenly and unadvisedly; to divulge inconsiderately; to ejaculate; -- commonly with out. "Others . . . can not hold, but blurt out, those words which afterward they are forced to eat."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • blurt To utter suddenly or inadvertently; divulge unadvisedly: commonly with out.
    • blurt To treat contemptuously.
    • blurt To puff or emit the breath explosively as in sleep, or contemptuously as in saying “pooh”; puff in scorn or with a contemptuous expression of the lips.
    • blurt To burst out weeping.
    • n blurt A sudden puff or emission of the breath, especially in contempt, as when saying “pooh.”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Blurt blurt to utter suddenly or unadvisedly (with out)
    • n Blurt an abrupt outburst
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Blare

Usage

In literature:

Young Gourlay, therefore, when once set agoing by the Deacon's deft management, blurted everything without a hanker.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
He had meant to make no allusion to the undignified episode, and here he was blurting it out first thing!
"The Prodigal Father" by J. Storer Clouston
Yet even Mr. Lawrence would not have blurted out his tale to Jane Erskine, for instance, as he had just done to Kitty.
"Peter and Jane" by S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
Blurted it out to everyone, so that they had to keep her shut up, finally.
"Margarita's Soul" by Ingraham Lovell
Then I heard Tomlinson say, 'Fetch Mr. Hilton at once,' and I ran into Harris, who blurted out, 'Mr.
"The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley" by Louis Tracy
Fowler would take so kindly to the whole idea that he'd blurt it out within a week.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
Then Hannibal blurted out his story.
"A Black Adonis" by Linn Boyd Porter
Mr. Garnesk," he blurted, "I'm thundering glad to see you, sir.
"The Mystery of the Green Ray" by William Le Queux
He took the name sourly, no doubt in an itching to blurt out that he was a Mac-something or other.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
At last he blurted it out.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
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In poetry:

Their pay was back, their belts were slack,
Each man his troubles blurted.
With empty guns to face the Huns,
Small wonder they deserted.
"Troubles In The Trenches" by Abner Cosens
Hit a high long note, for a lover found
needing a lower into friendlier ground
to bug among worms no more
around um jungles where ah blurt 'What for?'
Weeds, too, he favoured as most men don't favour men.
The Garden Master's gone.
"Dream Song 18: A Strut for Roethke" by John Berryman

In news:

A kid holding a gun, throwing money, and blurting obscenities is about to make millions off his new song.
'Spontaneous blurt ' prompts felony charges.
Column as I see 'em … I inappropriately blurted out what at the time was intended to be a funny remark during last Tuesday night's fiscal court meeting.
LET IT BLURT The Life and Times of Lester Bangs, America's Greatest Rock Critic.
Recently, after downing an after-work beer, my strait-laced friend Raoul unexpectedly jumped off his barstool and blurted, "I'm gonna be late to my first Shibari class".
Legend has it that Jah Wobble was christened by old college buddy Sid Vicious, who blurted out an exaggerated mispronounciation of his given name, John Wardle, after a long night of debauchery.
Andrew Cuomo said so himself in early November, and was roundly mocked for it, because blurting "I am the government" seemed such a naked display of ego.
I'm tempted to blurt out that Papaya Street Grill makes the best fast food in town.
We have to admit, we already love having a vice-president that just blurts stuff out without really caring about the ramifications.
I get the feeling people are hoping BLAKE SHELTON will blurt out something borderline obscene when he co-hosts Sunday's ACMs with REBA MCENTIRE.
Laura Schlessinger is apologizing for blurting a racial slur several times during her talk show, Aug 10, 2010.
"If and when any of us have kids, and we need help, we'll just light the ultimate bat signal," blurts Daphne, after a frenetic montage of a collaborative diaper- change .
The eyewitness, Landu Mvuemba, met with Innocence Matters representatives in 2010 and immediately blurted out that he had lied at the trial, said O'Connor, who heads the group.
Ken Leighton , writer of Blurt music news.
I immediately blurted "no," but then I started to reconsider.
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