Outburst Out"burst`, n. A bursting forth; as, an outburst of laughter. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • outburst — [[t]a͟ʊtbɜː(r)st[/t]] outbursts 1) N COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n An outburst of an emotion, especially anger, is a sudden strong expression of that emotion. ...an outburst of anger. ...a spontaneous outburst of cheers and applause... There… …   English dictionary

  • outburst — out|burst [ˈautbə:st US bə:rst] n 1.) something you say suddenly that expresses a strong emotion, especially anger ▪ He later apologized for his outburst. emotional/violent/angry outburst ▪ his father s violent outbursts of temper outburst of ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • outburst — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ sudden ▪ spontaneous ▪ occasional ▪ her occasional outbursts of temper ▪ little ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • outburst — UK [ˈaʊtˌbɜː(r)st] / US [ˈaʊtˌbɜrst] noun [countable] Word forms outburst : singular outburst plural outbursts a) a sudden spoken expression of a strong feeling, especially anger emotional outbursts outburst of: His colleagues used to be shocked… …   English dictionary

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