[ UK /ˈa‍ʊtbɜːst/ ]
[ US /ˈaʊtˌbɝst/ ]
  1. a sudden violent disturbance
  2. a sudden intense happening
    a burst of lightning
    an outburst of heavy rain
  3. an unrestrained expression of emotion
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How To Use outburst In A Sentence

  • But the outburst served to confirm the extent of his alienation from reality.
  • September 9th, 2009 10: 03 pm ET cong. wilson 's outburst, is the worse thing i have heard in the congress to a president. GOP congressman heckles Obama during health-care speech
  • When she had said this she looked at Vinicius with astonishment and regret, for he had disaccustomed her to similar outbursts; and he set his teeth, so as not to tell her that he would have given command to beat such a brother with sticks, or would have sent him as a compeditus Quo Vadis: a narrative of the time of Nero
  • For decades, such films were low-grade romances with weak plots interfused with 20-odd musical outbursts.
  • This is the more surprising given the many build-up signs anticipating much greater outbursts of millenarian fervor around the year 2000.
  • Earlier, in a dramatic outburst, he claimed he was not getting a fair hearing after being refused permission to call a witness.
  • Diana's house was crowded with happy people whose spontaneous outbursts of song were accompanied by lively music.
  • Some of the children became prone to violent outbursts, irritability, nightmares, and insomnia.
  • Clyde must have mistaken violent outbursts to mean outbursts of violence rather than intense, brief tantrums. DO NO HARM
  • The present situation, of periodical outbursts in the press, is an inadequate way of fostering good relationships with the Asian community and does not encourage change and communal harmony.
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