"all of a sudden" meaning in English

Adverb

IPA: /ˌɔl əv ə ˈsʌdən/ [US] Audio: En-au-all of a sudden.ogg [Australia]
  1. Suddenly, quickly, without warning. Tags: colloquial, not-comparable Synonyms: all at once, at one stroke, in one fell swoop, just like that, out of the blue, all of the sudden, all the sudden, all on a sudden [Scotland], of a sudden, on a sudden [obsolete], upon a sudden [obsolete] Translations (colloquial: suddenly): αἶψα (aîpsa) (Ancient Greek), ἐξαπίνης (exapínēs) (Ancient Greek), فَجْأَةً‎ (fajʾatan) (Arabic), ҡапыл (qapïl) (Bashkir), кинәт (kinät) (Bashkir), হঠাত্ (hôṭhat) (Bengali), de cop (Catalan), en sec (Catalan), de sobte (Catalan), de bursada (Catalan), d'improvís (Catalan), tot d'una (Catalan), najednou (Czech), pludselig (Danish), yhtäkkiä (Finnish), äkkiä (Finnish), äkkiarvaamatta (Finnish), äkisti (Finnish), soudain (French), soudainement (French), subitement (French), tout à coup (French), tout d'un coup (French), უეცრად (uecrad) (Georgian), უცბად (ucbad) (Georgian), urplötzlich (German), unversehens (German), ξαφνικά (xafniká) (Greek), અચાનક (acānak) (Gujarati), פִּתְאוֹם‎ (pit'óm) (Hebrew), hirtelen (Hungarian), váratlanul (Hungarian), egyszer csak (Hungarian), egyszerre csak (Hungarian), allt í einu (Icelandic), all'improvviso (Italian), d'improvviso (Italian), tutto ad un tratto (Italian), tutto a un tratto (Italian), tutt'a un tratto (Italian), tutto d'un tratto (Italian), tutto d'un colpo (Italian), di colpo (Italian), di soprassalto (Italian), 突然 (totsuzen) (alt: とつぜん) (Japanese), 突然に (totsuzen ni) (alt: とつぜんに) (Japanese), 行き成り (ikinari) (alt: いきなり) (Japanese), 갑자기 (gapjagi) (Korean), 불현듯 (bulhyeondeut) (Korean), 불현듯이 (bulhyeondeusi) (Korean), pēkšņi (Latvian), 突然 (tūrán) (Mandarin), 忽然 (hūrán) (Mandarin), 一下子 (yīxiàzi) (Mandarin), ji nişkê ve (Northern Kurdish), plutselig (Norwegian), nagle (Polish), subitamente (Portuguese), de repente (Portuguese), repentinamente (Portuguese), вдруг (vdrug) (Russian), внеза́пно (vnezápno) (Russian), неожи́данно (neožídanno) (Russian), ра́зом (rázom) (Russian), gu grad (Scottish Gaelic), de repente (Spanish), súbitamente (Spanish), de pronto (Spanish), de golpe (Spanish), de golpe y porrazo (Spanish), de buenas a primeras (Spanish), al primer envite (Spanish), plötsligt (Swedish), ಗಡಕ್ಕ (gaḍakka) (Tulu), birden (Turkish), nıskêra (Zazaki)

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