Part of speech: noun

A petulant fit of passion.

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Usage examples "tantrum":

  1. Bed coverings were scattered about the floor, flung there during this- her latest- tantrum. - "Warrior of the Dawn", Howard Carleton Browne.
  2. Late one evening Laura came bursting in upon them in a perfect tantrum, every nerve in her lithe body tense, her full lips visibly quivering, her voice unsteady, and her big black eyes aflame with rage. - "His Family", Ernest Poole.
  3. Then, if it is not from young Cross Hall, what has that lawyer said to put you into such a tantrum? - "Mr. Hogarth's Will", Catherine Helen Spence.