Associations to the word «Sudden»


SUDDEN, adjective. Happening quickly and with little or no warning.
SUDDEN, adjective. (obsolete) Hastily prepared or employed; quick; rapid.
SUDDEN, adjective. (obsolete) Hasty; violent; rash; precipitate.
SUDDEN, adverb. (poetic) Suddenly.
SUDDEN, noun. (obsolete) An unexpected occurrence; a surprise.
SUDDEN DEATH, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see sudden,‎ death.
SUDDEN DEATH, noun. (countable) Instantaneous, unexpected death not caused by violence or trauma.
SUDDEN DEATH, noun. (sports) (video games) A period or mode of play in which the next player or team to score wins instantly; often in an extra period of time following a tie at the end of the regular period of play.
SUDDEN DEATHS, noun. Plural of sudden death
SUDDEN FICTION, noun. (countable) A fictional story that is briefer than typical short stories.
SUDDEN FICTION, noun. (uncountable) The genre of such stories.
SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME, noun. (pathology) The sudden and unexplained death of an infant aged one month to one year, normally while sleeping.

Dictionary definition

SUDDEN, adjective. Happening without warning or in a short space of time; "a sudden storm"; "a sudden decision"; "a sudden cure".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope