What does the word irruption mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A breaking or rushing in; violent incursion.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Irruptionly.

Usage examples for irruption

  1. There was the sudden irruption of a laughing, curious crowd into the bar- room, led by Yuba Bill, the driver. – Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  2. The volcano seems quiet; but the pent up lava in its bosom must at last give forth mutterings of its impending irruption, and swiftly upon these mutterings must follow flames and ruin! – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  3. These acquisitions, and the universal ignorance which followed the irruption of the barbarians, were the causes of the influence which the pontiffs of Rome acquired over the Christian people, who were persuaded that the authority of the pope should be without bounds, and that he had supreme power both in ecclesiastical and temporal affairs. – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente