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ut·ter 1

 (ŭt′ər)
tr.v. ut·tered, ut·ter·ing, ut·ters
1. To send forth with the voice: uttered a cry.
2. To articulate (words); pronounce or speak: uttered "yes."
3. Law To put (counterfeit currency or a forged check or instrument) into circulation: utter a bad check.
4. Obsolete To offer (merchandise) for sale; sell.

[Middle English utteren, partly from Middle Low German uteren (from uter, outer, comparative of ūt, out; see ud- in Indo-European roots) and alteration (influenced by utter, outer) of Middle English outen, to disclose (from out, out; see out).]

ut′ter·a·ble adj.
ut′ter·er n.

ut·ter 2

 (ŭt′ər)
adj.
Complete; absolute; entire: utter nonsense; utter darkness.

[Middle English, from Old English ūtera, outer; see ud- in Indo-European roots.]

utter

(ˈʌtə)
vb
1. to give audible expression to (something): to utter a growl.
2. (Law) criminal law to put into circulation (counterfeit coin, forged banknotes, etc)
3. (tr) to make publicly known; publish: to utter slander.
4. obsolete to give forth, issue, or emit
[C14: probably originally a commercial term, from Middle Dutch ūteren (modern Dutch uiteren) to make known; related to Middle Low German ūtern to sell, show]
ˈutterable adj
ˈutterableness n
ˈutterer n
ˈutterless adj

utter

(ˈʌtə)
adj
(prenominal) (intensifier): an utter fool; utter bliss; the utter limit.
[C15: from Old English utera outer, comparative of ūte out (adv); related to Old High German ūzaro, Old Norse ūtri]

ut•ter1

(ˈʌt ər)

v.t.
1. to give audible, esp. verbal, expression to; speak or pronounce: unable to utter a word.
2. to emit (cries, notes, etc.) with the voice: to utter a sigh.
3. to give forth (a sound) otherwise than with the voice: The engine uttered a shriek.
4. to express by written or printed words.
5. to make publicly known; publish: to utter a libel.
6. to put into circulation, as coins, notes, and esp. counterfeit money or forged checks.
7. to expel; emit.
8. Obs. to publish, as a book.
9. Obs. to sell.
v.i.
10. to use the voice to talk, make sounds, etc.; speak.
[1350–1400; Middle English outren (see out, -er6); c. German äussern to declare]
ut′ter•a•ble, adj.

ut•ter2

(ˈʌt ər)

adj.
1. complete; total; absolute: utter abandonment to grief.
2. unconditional; unqualified: an utter denial.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English uttra, ūtera outer. See out, -er4]
ut′ter•ly, adv.
ut′ter•ness, n.

utter

  • arrant - Means "complete, utter," as in arrant knave, "an extremely untrustworthy individual."
  • explore - Comes from Latin, meaning "search out," from ex-, "out," and plorare, "utter a cry."
  • whicker - To utter a half-suppressed laugh.
  • yodel - From Bavarian jodln, "to utter the syllable jo (yo)."

utter


Past participle: uttered
Gerund: uttering

Imperative
utter
utter
Present
I utter
you utter
he/she/it utters
we utter
you utter
they utter
Preterite
I uttered
you uttered
he/she/it uttered
we uttered
you uttered
they uttered
Present Continuous
I am uttering
you are uttering
he/she/it is uttering
we are uttering
you are uttering
they are uttering
Present Perfect
I have uttered
you have uttered
he/she/it has uttered
we have uttered
you have uttered
they have uttered
Past Continuous
I was uttering
you were uttering
he/she/it was uttering
we were uttering
you were uttering
they were uttering
Past Perfect
I had uttered
you had uttered
he/she/it had uttered
we had uttered
you had uttered
they had uttered
Future
I will utter
you will utter
he/she/it will utter
we will utter
you will utter
they will utter
Future Perfect
I will have uttered
you will have uttered
he/she/it will have uttered
we will have uttered
you will have uttered
they will have uttered
Future Continuous
I will be uttering
you will be uttering
he/she/it will be uttering
we will be uttering
you will be uttering
they will be uttering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been uttering
you have been uttering
he/she/it has been uttering
we have been uttering
you have been uttering
they have been uttering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been uttering
you will have been uttering
he/she/it will have been uttering
we will have been uttering
you will have been uttering
they will have been uttering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been uttering
you had been uttering
he/she/it had been uttering
we had been uttering
you had been uttering
they had been uttering
Conditional
I would utter
you would utter
he/she/it would utter
we would utter
you would utter
they would utter
Past Conditional
I would have uttered
you would have uttered
he/she/it would have uttered
we would have uttered
you would have uttered
they would have uttered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.utter - articulateutter - articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"
blaspheme, curse, cuss, swear, imprecate - utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"
wish - make or express a wish; "I wish that Christmas were over"
cry out, exclaim, call out, outcry, shout, cry - utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
clamour, clamor - utter or proclaim insistently and noisily; "The delegates clamored their disappointment"
vociferate, shout out - utter in a very loud voice; "They vociferated their demands"
marvel - express astonishment or surprise about something
voice - give voice to; "He voiced his concern"
raise - cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
breathe - utter or tell; "not breathe a word"
drop - utter with seeming casualness; "drop a hint"; drop names"
pour out - express without restraint; "The woman poured out her frustrations as the judge listened"
get off - deliver verbally; "He got off the best line I've heard in a long time"
platitudinize - utter platitudes; "The candidate platitudinized and bored the audience"
say - utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"
represent - serve as a means of expressing something; "The flower represents a young girl"
say, state, tell - express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
pooh-pooh - express contempt about
hurl, throw - utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone"
2.utter - express audiblyutter - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
call - utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
gibber - chatter inarticulately; of monkeys
crow - express pleasure verbally; "She crowed with joy"
crow - utter shrill sounds; "The cocks crowed all morning"
trumpet - utter in trumpet-like sounds; "Elephants are trumpeting"
coo - cry softly, as of pigeons
cry, scream, shout out, yell, squall, shout, holler, hollo, call - utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
miaou, miaow - make a cat-like sound
tsk, tut, tut-tut - utter `tsk,' `tut,' or `tut-tut,' as in disapproval
echo, repeat - to say again or imitate; "followers echoing the cries of their leaders"
call - utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another"
shoot - utter fast and forcefully; "She shot back an answer"
gurgle - utter with a gurgling sound; "`Help,' the stabbing victim gurgled"
cry - utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying"
nasale - speak in a nasal voice; "`Come here,' he nasaled"
bite out - utter; "She bit out a curse"
sigh - utter with a sigh
troat - emit a cry intended to attract other animals; used especially of animals at rutting time
lift - make audible; "He lifted a war whoop"
pant - utter while panting, as if out of breath
volley - utter rapidly; "volley a string of curses"
break into - express or utter spontaneously; "break into a yodel"; "break into a song"; "break into tears"
heave - utter a sound, as with obvious effort; "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"
chorus - utter in unison; "`yes,' the children chorused"
splutter, sputter - utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage
deliver - utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.); "The students delivered a cry of joy"
hoot - to utter a loud clamorous shout; "the toughs and blades of the city hoot and bang their drums, drink arak, play dice, and dance"
grunt - issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise; "He grunted his reluctant approval"
wolf-whistle - whistle or howl approvingly at a female, of males
snort - indicate contempt by breathing noisily and forcefully through the nose; "she snorted her disapproval of the proposed bridegroom"
spit, spit out - utter with anger or contempt
groan, moan - indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure; "The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets"; "The ancient door soughed when opened"
growl, rumble, grumble - to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds; "he grumbled a rude response"; "Stones grumbled down the cliff"
wrawl, yammer, yowl, howl - cry loudly, as of animals; "The coyotes were howling in the desert"
bark - make barking sounds; "The dogs barked at the stranger"
baa, blat, blate, bleat - cry plaintively; "The lambs were bleating"
bellow, roar - make a loud noise, as of animal; "The bull bellowed"
cheep, chirp, chirrup, peep - make high-pitched sounds; "the birds were chirping in the bushes"
churr, whirr - make a vibrant sound, as of some birds
chirr - make a vibrant noise, of grasshoppers or cicadas
meow, mew - cry like a cat; "the cat meowed"
quack - utter quacking noises; "The ducks quacked"
hoot - utter the characteristic sound of owls
cronk, honk - cry like a goose; "The geese were honking"
hiss, siss, sizz, sibilate - make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
sibilate - utter a sibilant
bray, hee-haw - braying characteristic of donkeys
oink, squeal - utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs
cluck, clack, click - make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
low, moo - make a low noise, characteristic of bovines
cackle - squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens
gobble - make a gurgling sound, characteristic of turkeys
neigh, nicker, whicker, whinny - make a characteristic sound, of a horse
gargle - utter with gargling or burbling sounds
caw - utter a cry, characteristic of crows, rooks, or ravens
mew - utter a high-pitched cry, as of seagulls
3.utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
read - look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
communicate, intercommunicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"
phonate, vocalise, vocalize - utter speech sounds
troll - speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice
begin - begin to speak or say; "Now listen, friends," he began
lip off, shoot one's mouth off - speak spontaneously and without restraint; "She always shoots her mouth off and says things she later regrets"
shout - utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking); "My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout"
whisper - speak softly; in a low voice
peep - speak in a hesitant and high-pitched tone of voice
speak up - speak louder; raise one's voice; "The audience asked the lecturer to please speak up"
snap, snarl - utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; "The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard snarled at us"
enthuse - utter with enthusiasm
speak in tongues - speak unintelligibly in or as if in religious ecstasy; "The parishioners spoke in tongues"
swallow - utter indistinctly; "She swallowed the last words of her speech"
verbalise, verbalize - be verbose; "This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious"
whiff - utter with a puff of air; "whiff out a prayer"
talk of, talk about - discuss or mention; "They spoke of many things"
blubber out, blubber - utter while crying
drone on, drone - talk in a monotonous voice
stammer, stutter, bumble, falter - speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
rasp - utter in a grating voice
blunder out, blurt, blurt out, ejaculate, blunder - utter impulsively; "He blurted out the secret"; "He blundered his stupid ideas"
inflect, modulate, tone - vary the pitch of one's speech
deliver, present - deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
generalise, generalize - speak or write in generalities
blabber, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle, gabble, gibber, blab, clack, maunder, chatter - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
chatter - make noise as if chattering away; "The magpies were chattering in the trees"
rattle on, yack, yack away, yap away, jaw - talk incessantly and tiresomely
open up - talk freely and without inhibition
snivel, whine - talk in a tearful manner
murmur - speak softly or indistinctly; "She murmured softly to the baby in her arms"
mumble, mussitate, mutter, maunder - talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
slur - utter indistinctly
bark - speak in an unfriendly tone; "She barked into the dictaphone"
bay - utter in deep prolonged tones
jabber, mouth off, rabbit on, rant, rave, spout - talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
siss, sizz, hiss, sibilate - express or utter with a hiss
cackle - talk or utter in a cackling manner; "The women cackled when they saw the movie star step out of the limousine"
babble - utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way; "The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention"
intone, tone, chant - utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"
gulp - utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly; "He gulped for help after choking on a big piece of meat"
sing - produce tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was cooking"; "My brother sings very well"
4.utter - put into circulation; "utter counterfeit currency"
pass around, circulate, distribute, pass on - cause be distributed; "This letter is being circulated among the faculty"
Adj.1.utter - without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"
unmitigated - not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier; "unmitigated suffering"; "an unmitigated horror"; "an unmitigated lie"
2.utter - complete; "came to a dead stop"; "utter seriousness"
complete - having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting"

utter

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utter

2
adjective absolute, complete, total, perfect, positive, pure, sheer, stark, outright, all-out, thorough, downright, real, consummate, veritable, unqualified, out-and-out, unadulterated, unmitigated, thoroughgoing, arrant, deep-dyed (usually derogatory) A look of utter confusion swept across his handsome face.

utter 1

verb
1. To produce or make (speech sounds):
2. To put into words:
Idiom: give tongue to.

utter 2

adjective
Translations
كُلّي، مُطْلَق، تامنطق (ب)يَنْطُق، يَتَفَوَّه
naprostýpronéstvydat
fuldstændigudstødeytre
äärimmäinenhouriapäästääsanoatäydellinen
alger, fullkominngefa frá sér hljóî; segja
absolūtsgalīgsizdvestizteiktpilnīgs
izrečiizustiti
fullständigrenyttra
belirtmeksöylemektam anlamıyla

utter

1 [ˈʌtəʳ] ADJcompleto, total; [madness] → puro; [fool] → perfecto
utter nonsense!¡tonterías!
it was an utter disasterfue un desastre total
he was in a state of utter depressionestaba completamente deprimido

utter

2 [ˈʌtəʳ] VT
1. [+ words] → pronunciar; [+ cry] → dar, soltar; [+ threat, insult etc] → proferir; [+ libel] → publicar
she never uttered a wordno dijo nada or (ni una) palabra
don't utter a word about itno le digas nada a nadie
2. (Jur) [+ counterfeit money] → poner en circulación, expender

utter

[ˈʌtər]
adj [disaster] → complet/ète; [madness] → pur(e); [confusion] → total(e), complet/ète; [fool] → fini(e)
to my utter amazement → à ma plus grande surprise
this is utter nonsense → c'est complètement absurde
vt [+ word] → prononcer; [+ cry] → pousser; [+ sound, laugh] → émettre

utter

1
adjtotal, vollkommen; rogue, drunkardunverbesserlich; disgust, miserygrenzenlos; disbelieftotal; despairtotal, absolut; a complete and utter waste of timeeine totale Zeitverschwendung; with utter certainty/convictionmit absoluter Sicherheit/Überzeugung; an utter strangerein Wildfremder m, → eine Wildfremde; what utter nonsense!so ein totaler Blödsinn! (inf)

utter

2
vt
(= say)von sich (dat)geben; wordsagen; word of complaintäußern; cry, sigh, threatausstoßen; libelverbreiten
(form) forged moneyin Umlauf bringen; chequeausstellen

utter

1 [ˈʌtəʳ] adj (disaster, silence) → totale, assoluto/a; (madness) → puro/a; (fool) → perfetto/a
that's utter nonsense → sono tutte sciocchezze

utter

2 [ˈʌtəʳ] vt (groan, sigh) → emettere; (cry, insult) → lanciare; (word) → pronunciare, proferire
she never uttered a word → non ha fiatato

utter1

(ˈatə) adjective
complete or total. There was utter silence; utter darkness.
ˈutterly adverb
completely or totally. She was utterly unaware of her danger.

utter2

(ˈatə) verb
to produce (sounds, eg cries, words etc) with the mouth. She uttered a sigh of relief; She didn't utter a single word of encouragement.