Definition of sudden adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

sudden

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈsʌdn//
 
 
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  •  happening or done quickly and unexpectedly a sudden change Don't make any sudden movements. His death was very sudden. It was only decided yesterday. It's all been very sudden.
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    all of a sudden
     
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     quickly and unexpectedly All of a sudden someone grabbed me around the neck.
    NAmE//ˈsʌdn̩nəs//
     
    noun [uncountable]
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sudden

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