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sudden

adjective uk   us   /ˈsʌd.ən/
B2 happening or done quickly and without warning: Drop the gun, put your hands in the air, and don't make any sudden movements. He had a sudden heart attack while he was on holiday. First they announce their engagement and then they tell me Angie's pregnant - it's all a bit sudden really.
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suddenness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
It was the suddenness of his illness that came as such a shock.
Translations of “sudden”
in Arabic مُفاجىء…
in Korean 갑작스런…
in Malaysian tiba-tiba…
in French soudain…
in Turkish ani, beklenmedik, apansız…
in Italian improvviso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然的,忽然的, 意外的…
in Russian внезапный…
in Polish nagły, gwałtowny…
in Vietnamese thình lình…
in Spanish súbito, repentino…
in Portuguese repentino, súbito…
in Thai ทันทีทันใด…
in German plötzlich…
in Catalan sobtat, inesperat…
in Japanese 突然の, 急な…
in Indonesian mendadak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然的,忽然的, 意外的…
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