Definition of blurt in English:

blurt

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Say (something) suddenly and without careful consideration.

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

Late 16th century: probably imitative.

Pronunciation

blurt

/blərt//blərt/