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outburst

out·burst

outburst

 
pronunciation:
aUt buhrst
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part of speech: noun
definition: a sudden coming forth of strong feeling.
There was an outburst of laughter in the audience when a barking dog ran across the stage.
synonyms:
burst, eruption, explosion, outbreak
similar words:
blast, bout, demonstration, display, fit, flash, gale, gush, round, rush, storm, surge, tantrum, violence, volley
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The word outburst contains the following part:
out- Old English prefix that means out, outside, outward; beyond, better, more