Definition of blurt in English:



  • Say (something) suddenly and without careful consideration.

    ‘she wouldn't blurt out words she did not mean’
    [with direct speech] ‘“It wasn't my idea,” Gordon blurted’
    • ‘Daphne blurts the childlike word automatically, unthinking, and she rushes forward.’
    • ‘He memorises quotes from movies and blurts them out at inopportune moments.’
    • ‘When describing his test debut he blurts it out.’
    • ‘I would much prefer people found the pain that lies beneath rather than blurt it out and have it paraded and advertised.’
    • ‘He blurts it out as though it were the most natural thing in the world.’
    • ‘He blurts some knee-jerk retort about his music always being authentic and soulful then pauses and thinks about it a bit.’
    • ‘I don't really think he meant to blurt it out that way, but he was nervous.’
    • ‘But it just won't do to get up on stage and thrash around, and cry, and blurt things out.’
    • ‘It was also in the back of my mind that my son might have had a few drinks one night, and blurted it out.’
    • ‘Once you start, it is essential that you don't just blurt it all out as this may sound like you are blaming him.’
    • ‘Then they are like, talking late one night and Tammy blurts it out.’
    • ‘He blurts things out without even meaning it, yet, he doesn't apologize!’
    • ‘There's no more graceful way to say it, so I'll just blurt it out: What the hell is this?’
    • ‘You could tell he didn't think much of my work, though he was far too polite to blurt it out.’
    • ‘I had one such idea last night over dinner and I blurted it out straight away.’
    • ‘She just sometimes blurts things out before she thinks, and I think we should try to forgive it and go on.’
    • ‘These are the days when I can't be bothered talking about the hassles, but am happier just blurting them out ‘silently’ on here.’
    • ‘Suddenly a thought occurred to his young mind and he blurted it out before thinking it properly through.’
    • ‘Yet there I was in thick make-up and bad costumes, willingly standing on the stage and blurting my few lines.’
    • ‘As soon as Leslie's name was blurted out on a TV programme, the newspapers piled in.’
    utter suddenly, exclaim, ejaculate, tell, babble, jabber, call out, cry out, burst out with, come out with
    divulge, disclose, reveal, betray, leak, let slip, let out, give away, give the game away, bring to light
    blab, gush, let on, spill the beans, spill one's guts, let the cat out of the bag, run off at the mouth, spout
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Late 16th century: probably imitative.