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English noun: outburst

1. outburst (communication) an unrestrained expression of emotion

Synonymsblowup, ebullition, effusion, gush

Broader (hypernym)expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion

Narrower (hyponym)acting out, cry, explosion, flare

2. outburst (event) a sudden intense happening

SamplesAn outburst of heavy rain.
A burst of lightning.

Synonymsburst, flare-up

Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Narrower (hyponym)rush, salvo

3. outburst (act) a sudden violent disturbance

Synonymstumultuous disturbance

Broader (hypernym)disturbance

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