outburst outburst  /ˈaʊt ˌbɜrst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an unrestrained expression of emotion
  2. (n) a sudden intense happening
  3. (n) a sudden violent disturbance

Usage(s):

  1. Wilson already had used his outburst during Obama's address before Congress earlier this month to raise money for his own campaign.
  2. Her outburst encouraged other Muslim moderates to step forward and counsel tolerance.
  3. In America, Michael Richards makes a racist outburst and later apologizes.

News

  1. Carson Daly on Adam Levine's "In That Moment" Outburst and The Voice's "Organic" Success

    Carson Daly represented The Voice last night at the Critics' Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, taking home the best competition reality series honor for the cast, crew, and contestants. Backstage, we asked Carson to weigh in on the in-the-moment nature of the show and Adam Levine's recent outburst during an especially bad night for his team. He also told us why he thinks The Voice has ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PopSugar

  2. Watch for the comeback of Gamma Delphinid meteors after 83 years

    The Gamma Delphinid meteor shower hasn't made a splash since 1930 — but astronomers say this just might be another big year for the outburst, due to Earth's changing orbital path.If the outburst comes, it's expected to last for about a half-hour starting at 4:28 a.m. ET Tuesday, according to Peter Jenniskens and Esko Lyytinen, who specialize in comets and meteor tracking. That would be prime ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  3. Observing Alert: Rare Meteor Shower May ‘Outburst’ on June 11

    Back on June 11, 1930 three members of the American Meteor Society (AMS) in Maryland saw a half-hour-long bright outburst of meteors from the little constellation Delphinus the Dolphin. No one had predicted the shower, but it came out of nowhere and hasn’t been seen since. Attempts to catch a repeat performance in subsequent years met with [...]
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Universe Today

Quotes

  1. President Obama called the shootings "tragic" and "a horrific outburst of violence."
    on Nov 5, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN International

  2. "I want to sincerely apologize FIRST to the lineswoman, Kim Clijsters, the USTA and mostly to tennis fans everywhere for my inappropriate outburst," Williams said in a statement. "I'm a woman of great pride, faith and integrity, and I admit...
    on Sep 14, 2009 By: Serena Williams Source: FanHouse (blog)

  3. "I am saddened at this latest outburst from Tom Hicks," said Gillett. "Here we are, a few days away from a vital Champions League semi-final and Tom has once again created turmoil with his public comments."
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: George Gillett Source: UK Express

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