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Definition of the adverb all of a sudden

What does all of a sudden mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. without warning
  2. happening unexpectedly

Alternative definition of the adverb all of a sudden


  1. [set phrase, colloquial] Suddenly, quickly.


"All of a Sudden" is a 1996 Hong Kong film directed by Herman Yau.


  1. "All of a Sudden" was singer-songwriter John Hiatt's fifth album, released in 1982. It was his first of three albums with Geffen Records.
  2. "All of a Sudden" is a musical album of Right Direction.
    • released on (20 years ago)
  3. "All of a Sudden" is a musical EP of Zeal.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  4. "All of a Sudden" is a musical EP of Rino Cabrera.
    • released in (7 years ago)

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Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

all of a sudden: see SUDDEN. be all one to make no difference to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Being a Continuation of "The Dictionary of the Bible": Hermogenes, Myensis (1882)

by Sir William Smith, Henry Wace

and then, all of a sudden, Rome was electrified and horrified by an event which took place there, in which Campulus, already mentioned in the letter of Charles, as one of the bearers of the last communication between him and ...

Google previewThe Portable Encyclopaedia: Or, A Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences (1831)

On the Basis of Dr. Gregory's Comprehending the Latest Improvements in Every Branch of Useful Knowledge by James Mitchell

In rounding the parts of any object, the extremities in turning must lose themselves insensibly, and without precipitating the light all of a sudden into the shadows, or shadows into the light, but the passage of the one into the other must be ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Women in South Asia: Pakistan (2004)

All of a sudden women were being taken seriously by politicians, for having had the courage to defy existing restrictions; by the government, for having the ability to create a law and order situation; and by other women, who were forced to ...

Google previewA Lexicon of Terror (1999)

Argentina and the Legacies of Torture by Marguerite Feitlowitz

All of a sudden, there was an eruption of men in the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Syria (2013)

by David Commins, David W. Lesch

But it was hardly expected that, after having been spared the brunt of the Arab Spring, all of a sudden, in 2011, the bitterest and bloodiest of all domestic conflicts in the region would break out and continue unabated to the time of publication ...

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And then I went to visit my sister in the states and all of a sudden it was just like, it's like... it's like the movie Wizard of Oz when all of a sudden it changes from Black and White to glorious Technicolor. (John Mahoney)
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