verb (used with object)
to utter suddenly or inadvertently; divulge impulsively or unadvisedly (usually followed by out ): He blurted out the hiding place of the spy.
an abrupt utterance.

1565–75; apparently imitative Unabridged
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blurt (blɜːt)
vb (often foll by out)
to utter suddenly and involuntarily
[C16: probably of imitative origin]

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Word Origin & History

1570s, probably echoic.
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Example sentences
After all, people blurt out stuff for all sorts of reasons, not all of which are high-minded.
Many doctors are reluctant to blurt out such a severe diagnosis after only a relatively brief visit.
Participants blurt out as many ideas as possible within a specified time period.
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