1.1 [no object] Talk in an unrestrained, excited manner: this was the type of material that they effused about
More example sentences
- The latter introduced himself by effusing: ‘I think you're a genius.’
- Smith effuses about her wonderful experience.
- Asked what she likes best about her work, she effuses, ‘I just love being on stage.’
Late Middle English: from Latin effusus, past participle of effundere 'pour out', from ex- 'out' + fundere 'pour'.
Words that rhyme with effuseabuse, accuse, adieux, amuse, bemuse, billets-doux, blues, booze, bruise, choose, Clews, confuse, contuse, cruise, cruse, Cruz, diffuse, do's, Druze, enthuse, excuse, fuse (US fuze), Hughes, incuse, interfuse, lose, Mahfouz, mews, misuse, muse, news, ooze, Ouse, perfuse, peruse, rhythm-and-blues, ruse, schmooze, snooze, suffuse, Toulouse, transfuse, trews, use, Vaduz, Veracruz, who's, whose, youse
For editors and proofreaders
Definition of effuse in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.