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Meaning of sudden

sud•den

Pronunciation: (sud'n), [key]
— 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.
  4. quickly made or provided.
  5. unpremeditated.
—adv.
  1. suddenly.
—n.
  1. an unexpected occasion or occurrence.
  2. without warning; unexpectedly; suddenly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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