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sud·den

 (sŭd′n)
adj.
1. Happening without warning; unforeseen: a sudden storm.
2. Happening or done without delay; hasty or immediate: a sudden decision.
3. Characterized by sharp change in elevation; precipitous: a sudden drop in the ocean floor.
Idiom:
all of a sudden
Very quickly and unexpectedly; suddenly.

[Middle English sodain, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *subitānus, from Latin subitāneus, from subitus, from past participle of subīre, to approach stealthily : sub-, secretly; see sub- + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

sud′den·ly adv.
sud′den·ness n.

sudden

(ˈsʌdən)
adj
1. occurring or performed quickly and without warning
2. marked by haste; abrupt
3. rare rash; precipitate
n
4. archaic an abrupt occurrence or the occasion of such an occurrence (in the phrase on a sudden)
5. all of a sudden without warning; unexpectedly
adv
chiefly poetic without warning; suddenly
[C13: via French from Late Latin subitāneus, from Latin subitus unexpected, from subīre to happen unexpectedly, from sub- secretly + īre to go]
ˈsuddenness n

sud•den

(ˈsʌd n)

adj.
1. happening, coming, made, or done quickly, without warning, or unexpectedly: a sudden attack.
2. occurring without transition from the previous form, state, etc.; abrupt: a sudden turn.
3. impetuous; rash.
adv.
4. Literary. suddenly.
Idioms:
all of a sudden, without warning; unexpectedly; suddenly.
[1250–1300; < Middle French < Latin subitāneus going or coming stealthily =subit(us) taking by surprise]
sud′den•ly, adv.
sud′den•ness, n.

sudden

  • all of a sudden - Is the grammatically correct version; do not say "all of the sudden."
  • coup de main - A sudden and unexpected movement or attack.
  • sudden - From Latin sub-, "up to," and ire, "come, go," making subitus, "come or go up stealthily."
  • vicissitude - A sudden or unexpected change in life.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sudden - happening without warning or in a short space of time; "a sudden storm"; "a sudden decision"; "a sudden cure"
fast - acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"
gradual - proceeding in small stages; "a gradual increase in prices"

sudden

sudden

adjective
Happening quickly and without warning:
Translations
فُجائيمُفَاجِئ
náhlý
pludseligbrat
äkillinenyhtäkkinen
nagaonenadaniznenadan
skyndilegur
突然の
갑작스러운
netikėtas
negaidītspēkšņs
nenaden
plötslig
ทันทีทันใด
anianîapansız
bất ngờđột ngộtthình lình

sudden

[ˈsʌdn]
A. ADJ
1. (= hasty, swift) → repentino; (= unexpected) → inesperado
a sudden drop in temperatureun descenso repentino de la temperatura
a sudden increase in unemploymentun aumento repentino del número de parados
with sudden enthusiasmcon un entusiasmo repentino
this is all so sudden!¡todo esto es tan repentino!
his death was suddensu muerte ocurrió de repente, su muerte fue inesperada
she looked startled by his sudden appearanceparecía asustada cuando él apareció de repente
when the soldiers came it was very suddenla llegada de los soldados ocurrió de improviso
all of a suddende pronto, de repente
2. (= abrupt) [movement] → brusco
B. CPD sudden death N (Tennis) → muerte f súbita
they had to go to sudden death (Tennis) → tuvieron que recurrir a la muerte súbita (Ftbl) (penalty shoot-out) → tuvieron que recurrir a los goles; (extra time) → tuvieron que recurrir a la prórroga de desempate
sudden death extra time Nprórroga f de desempate
sudden death goal Ngol m de desempate
sudden death play-off Ndesempate m instantáneo
sudden infant death syndrome N (Med) → síndrome m de la muerte súbita infantil

sudden

[ˈsʌdən] adj [change, movement, attack, decision, impulse, desire] → soudain(e); [death] → subit(e)
It was all very sudden → Tout a été très soudain.
a sudden change → un changement soudain
all of a sudden → soudain, tout à coupsudden death n (SPORT) (also sudden-death play-off) → mort f subitesudden infant death syndrome nmort f subite du nourrisson

sudden

adjplötzlich; movement alsojäh, abrupt; drop, silence alsojäh; (= unexpected) bend, change of directionunerwartet; there was a sudden bendda war plötzlich eine Kurve, da war eine unerwartete Kurve; this is all so suddendas kommt alles so plötzlich
n all of a sudden(ganz) plötzlich, urplötzlich (inf)

sudden

:
sudden death
n (Ftbl: at end of drawn game) → Sudden Death m, Spielverlängerung bis zum entscheidenden Tor; sudden-death (overtime) (US Sport) → Sudden Death m, Spielverlängerung bis zum entscheidenden Punktgewinn; sudden-death (play-off) (Sport) → Ausscheidungsrunde f
sudden infant death syndrome
n (Med) → plötzlicher Kindstod

sudden

[ˈsʌdn] adjimprovviso/a
this is so sudden! → non me l'aspettavo!
all of a sudden → all'improvviso, improvvisamente

sudden

(ˈsadn) adjective
happening etc quickly and unexpectedly. a sudden attack; His decision to get married is rather sudden!; a sudden bend in the road.
ˈsuddenness noun
ˈsuddenly adverb
He suddenly woke up; Suddenly she realized that the stranger had a gun.
all of a sudden
suddenly or unexpectedly. All of a sudden the lights went out.

sudden

مُفَاجِئ náhlý pludselig plötzlich ξαφνικός repentino äkillinen soudain nagao improvviso 突然の 갑작스러운 plotseling plutselig nagły repentino внезапный plötslig ทันทีทันใด ani bất ngờ 突然的

sudden

a. súbito-a, imprevisto-a, repentino-a;
___ deathmuerte ___.

sudden

adj súbito
References in classic literature ?
This was a truly thrilling scene, though some persons might have thought that the sudden tumbling down of a quantity of long red hair rather marred the effect of the villain's death.
All through the night she lay awake hearing the clock tick and telling herself that Seth, like his father, would come to a sudden and violent end.
he added, while Ned and the others wondered at the sudden change in their friend's manner.
He stared out of the window for a few moments, and when he turned to me again his eyes had the sudden clearness that comes from something the mind itself sees.
Though this sudden and startling movement of the Indian produced no sound from the other, in the surprise her veil also was allowed to open its folds, and betrayed an indescribable look of pity, admiration, and horror, as her dark eye followed the easy motions of the savage.
His body was reaching eagerly forward, his hand stretched out like a wand, and at brief sudden intervals he continued his cries.
That was sudden, now; but squalls come sudden in hot latitudes.
The sudden excess of her alarm as she observed those ominous signs of something wrong rallied her natural energy, and determined her desperately on knowing the worst.
At first, on sitting down to table, we had grown momentarily shy, with one of those sudden freaks of self-consciousness which occasionally surprise one, when, midway in some slightly unconventional situation to which the innocence of nature has led us, we realise it--"for an instant and no more.
All the other knights gazed in astonishment, for he had almost gained the summit, and in another moment he would have reached the apple-tree; but of a sudden a huge eagle rose up and spread its mighty wings, hitting as it did so the knight's horse in the eye.
Love that springs up swift and sudden, Here to-day, to-morrow flown, Passes, leaves no trace behind it, Leaves no image on the soul.
This disaster was the sudden collapse of the habits that had become part of his nature in the ten or more monotonous years he had spent on the island.

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