Pronunciation: (sud'n), [key]
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. Archaic.quickly made or provided.
1. Obs.an unexpected occasion or occurrence.
2. all of a sudden, without warning; unexpectedly; suddenly. Also,on a sudden.
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