Definition of splurt in English:

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Pronunciation: /splərt/


1A sudden gush, especially of saliva.
Example sentences
  • In a splurt of blood, the battle was suddenly over.
1.1A sudden brief outburst of something: I let out a splurt of laughter


[with object]
Push out with force; spit out: the rear wheels splurted gravel
More example sentences
  • Now, as they're both house trained this shouldn't provide too much of a problem, except that they both seem to have developed a habit of perching on the side of their litter tray, and splurting their ‘goodness’ over the edge.
  • He was splurting some inane fact about cricket pads.
  • The shelf in the bathroom was littered with tins of hair spray, styling mousse, shampoo and conditioner, blobs of each of which had been splurted onto every available surface.


Late 18th century: imitative.

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Syllabification: splurt

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