Tantrum - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtæntrəm|  American pronunciation of the word tantrum
Brit.  |ˈtæntrəm|  British pronunciation of the word tantrum


- a display of bad temper (syn: conniption, fit, scene)
she threw a tantrum

Extra examples

...had a tantrum when he found his little sister using his model paints...

He threw a temper tantrum.

She throws a tantrum when she can't have the toy she wants.

...after his tantrum, the toddler lapsed into an exhausted quietude and fell asleep...

...a toddler quickly learns that a tantrum is a surefire recourse when a polite request for something is met with parental indifference...

Word forms

singular: tantrum
plural: tantrums
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