Learner's definition of SUDDEN
[more sudden; most sudden]
: happening, coming, or done very quickly in a way that is usually not expected
a sudden change/rise in temperature
Sudden fame/success can be difficult to deal with.
She had a sudden urge to be outside.
His death was very sudden.
a sudden turn in the road
I was surprised by her sudden decision to quit.
The director's sudden departure leaves the organization's future uncertain.
all of a sudden
I was walking down the street when, all of a sudden, it started raining.
All of a sudden, I saw what he was looking at.