HyperDic: startled

English > 1 sense of the word startled:
ADJECTIVEallstartledexcited by sudden surprise or alarm and making a quick involuntary movement
startled > pronunciation
Soundsstaa'rtahld
Rhymesaddled ... wrinkled: 103 rhymes with ahld...
English > startled: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningexcited by sudden surprise or alarm and making a quick involuntary movement.
Examples
  • "students startled by the teacher's quiet return"
  • "the sudden fluttering of the startled pigeons"
  • "her startled expression"
Broadersurprisedtaken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment
Spanishasustado, sobresaltado

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