miniburst

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mini- +‎ burst

Noun[edit]

miniburst ‎(plural minibursts)

  1. A small burst.
    • 2007 June 14, Patricia Cohen, “An Unexpected Odd Couple: Free Markets and Freedom”, in New York Times[1]:
      Then, just after the start of the Iraq war, “There was a miniburst of optimism” that capitalism was leading to democracy after all, Mr. Mandelbaum said, with three popular uprisings in Ukraine, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan and elections in Gaza, Lebanon and Egypt in 2005.