Definition of “sudden” - English Dictionary

“sudden” in British English

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suddenadjective

uk /ˈsʌd.ən/ us /ˈsʌd.ən/
suddenness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈsʌd.ən.nəs/ us /ˈsʌd.ən.nəs/

It was the suddenness of his illness that came as such a shock.

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(Definition of “sudden” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“sudden” in American English

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suddenadjective

us /ˈsʌd·ən/

happening or done quickly or unexpectedly:

The cyclist lowered his head and put on a sudden burst of speed.

(Definition of “sudden” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)