1. sudden

adjective. ['ˈsʌdən'] happening without warning or in a short space of time.


  • abrupt
  • explosive
  • emergent
  • choppy
  • jerky
  • fast
  • sharp


  • gradual
  • legato
  • courteous
  • low explosive


  • sodain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sodein (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Sudden

  • mccrudden
  • rudden
  • ludden
  • budden

Sentences with sudden

1. Adjective
A common cause of an outbreak is a sudden drop in water temperature.

Quotes about sudden

1. The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
- Thomas Hardy

2. I would say just start writing. You've got to write every day. Copy someone that you like if you think that perhaps could become your sound, too. I did that with Hemingway, and I thought I was writing just like Hemingway. Then all of a sudden it occurred to me - he didn't have a sense of humor. I don't know anything he's written that's funny.
- Elmore Leonard

3. Writing a song is much like being an author. Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!), but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors.
- Ken Hill