When something jolts you, it makes you jump or startle. Sometimes the word is used to describe the feeling that you get when you hear a loud noise.

  • When she saw the bear, she was so startled that she jolted.

  • When I heard the loud noise outside, I jolted.

Definition of jolted


disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock




bumped or shaken jerkily

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Example Sentences for jolted

  • 1

    The child stirred and awoke with a jolt.

  • 2

    The Horse he was riding jolted and fled.

  • 3

    Jolt Cola is also available in the Netherlands and Finland.

  • 4

    It brings an abrupt and misleading jolt to the length of twilight.

  • 5

    The Chernobyl disaster gave the leadership an horrific jolt.

  • 6

    The earthquakes had a long succession of aftershocks and jolts.

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    The flavors of Jolt offered have also changed.

  • 8

    The Chernobyl disaster gave the communist leadership a horrific jolt.

  • 9

    He started to jolt when he took a drug.

  • 10

    The cage rolls into the tree, jolting the canary and waking it up.