What does the word outburst mean?

Usage examples for outburst

  1. But for all the ridiculous figure she cut, there was an earnestness and a sort of style to her entrance, that cut short the first outburst of laughter. – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  2. Besides, I can easily pardon any outburst of temper on his part- it will be perfectly natural, I think! – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  3. Then his quick wit instantly guessed the reason for the outburst. – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham