Say (something) suddenly and without careful consideration: she blurted out the truth [with direct speech]: ‘It wasn’t my idea,’ Gordon blurted
More example sentences
- Suddenly a thought occurred to his young mind and he blurted it out before thinking it properly through.
- When describing his test debut he blurts it out.
- She just sometimes blurts things out before she thinks, and I think we should try to forgive it and go on.
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
informal blab, gush, let on, spill the beans, spill one's guts, let the cat out of the bag, run off at the mouth, spout
late 16th century: probably imitative.