Definition of blurt in English:

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Pronunciation: /blərt/


[with object]
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
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.
burst out with, exclaim, call out;
divulge, disclose, reveal, betray, let slip, give away
informal blab, gush, let on, spill the beans (about), let the cat out of the bag (about)


Late 16th century: probably imitative.

Words that rhyme with blurt

advert, alert, animadvert, assert, avert, Bert, Burt, cert, chert, concert, controvert, convert, curt, desert, dessert, dirt, divert, exert, flirt, girt, hurt, inert, insert, introvert, Kurt, malapert, overt, pert, quirt, shirt, skirt, spirt, spurt, squirt, Sturt, subvert, vert, wort, yurt

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Syllabification: blurt

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