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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).]
Complete; absolute; entire: utter nonsense; utter darkness.
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]
(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]
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.
1. complete; total; absolute: utter abandonment to grief.
2. unconditional; unqualified: an utter denial.
Past participle: uttered
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|Verb||1.||utter - 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"
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
|2.||utter - 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"
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"
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"
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"
bark - make barking sounds; "The dogs barked at the stranger"
chirr - make a vibrant noise, of grasshoppers or cicadas
quack - utter quacking noises; "The ducks quacked"
hoot - utter the characteristic sound of owls
sibilate - utter a sibilant
cackle - squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens
gobble - make a gurgling sound, characteristic of turkeys
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"
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"
whiff - utter with a puff of air; "whiff out a prayer"
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"
deliver, present - deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
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"
open up - talk freely and without inhibition
murmur - speak softly or indistinctly; "She murmured softly to the baby in her arms"
slur - utter indistinctly
bark - speak in an unfriendly tone; "She barked into the dictaphone"
bay - utter in deep prolonged tones
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"|
|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"|
arrant, double-dyed, sodding, staring, perfect, pure, everlasting, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, consummate, complete, stark, gross
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"
verb say, state, speak, voice, express, deliver, declare, mouth, breathe, pronounce, articulate, enunciate, put into words, verbalize, vocalize They departed without uttering a word.
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.
Completely such, without qualification or exception:
absolute, all-out, arrant, complete, consummate, crashing, damned, dead, downright, flat, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plain, pure, sheer, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unbounded, unequivocal, unlimited, unmitigated, unqualified, unrelieved, unreserved.
Chiefly British: blooming.
كُلّي، مُطْلَق، تامنطق (ب)يَنْطُق، يَتَفَوَّه
alger, fullkominngefa frá sér hljóî; segja
utter1 [ˈʌtəʳ] ADJ → completo, total; [madness] → puro; [fool] → perfecto
utter nonsense! → ¡tonterías!
it was an utter disaster → fue un desastre total
he was in a state of utter depression → estaba completamente deprimido
utter2 [ˈʌtəʳ] VT
1. [+ words] → pronunciar; [+ cry] → dar, soltar; [+ threat, insult etc] → proferir; [+ libel] → publicar
she never uttered a word → no dijo nada or (ni una) palabra
don't utter a word about it → no le digas nada a nadie
she never uttered a word → no dijo nada or (ni una) palabra
don't utter a word about it → no le digas nada a nadie
adj → total, vollkommen; rogue, drunkard → unverbesserlich; disgust, misery → grenzenlos; disbelief → total; despair → total, absolut; a complete and utter waste of time → eine totale Zeitverschwendung; with utter certainty/conviction → mit absoluter Sicherheit/Überzeugung; an utter stranger → ein Wildfremder m, → eine Wildfremde; what utter nonsense! → so ein totaler Blödsinn! (inf)
complete or total. There was utter silence; utter darkness. totale كُلّي، مُطْلَق، تام пълен completo naprostý äußerst fuldstændig απόλυτοςabsoluto, total täielik کامل täysi complet, totalמוחלט पूर्ण potpun teljes total alger, fullkominn completo, totale 全くの 완전한, 순전한 visiškas absolūts; pilnīgs; galīgs benar-benar volkomenfullstendig, totalcałkowity بشپړه، پوره، ساپټ، بيخي، سوچ بوچ، ټول ټال completo complet, total абсолютный úplný popoln krajnji fullständig, total ทั้งหมด tam anlamıyla, tam 完全的 повний, абсолютний بالکل، ايک دم hoàn toàn, tuyệt đối 完全的ˈutterly adverb
completely or totally. She was utterly unaware of her danger. totaal en al تَماما، مُطْلَقا изцяло completamente naprosto völlig fuldstændigt εντελώς, πλήρωςcompletamente, totalmente täiesti کاملاً täysin totalementלגמרי सम्पूर्ण रूप से potpuno teljesen sepenuhnya algerlega completamente, totalmente 全く 완전하게 visiškai absolūti; pilnīgi; galīgi benar-benar volkomenfullstendig, totaltcałkowicie بشپړه completamente complet, total абсолютно úplne popolnoma krajnje fullständigt, totalt อย่างที่สุด tamamen 完全地 зовсім, цілком پورے طور پر hoàn toàn, tuyệt đối 完全地
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. uiter يَنْطُق، يَتَفَوَّه издавам звук emitir vydat; pronést äußern udstøde; ytre λέω, εκστομίζω, ψελλίζωpronunciar, articular kuuldavale tooma, lausuma بر زبا آوردن؛ بیان کردن päästää ilmoille pousser; prononcer לְהַשמִיעַ बोलना izgovoriti kiejt mengeluarkan suara gefa frá sér hljóð; segja emettere; pronunciare 口に出す (비명, 신음 소리, 한숨 등을) 내다 išleisti, ištarti izdvest; izteikt melafazkan uitenytre, utstøte, uttrykkewydać, wypowiedzieć چلولو دودول (دسكې، دپيسو): چلول (دكوټه او كلپو پيسو): ويناكول، ګړيدل: سپوڼ كول: څرګندول، ښكاره كول، جوتول: په نخښه كول proferir a emite (un sunet etc.); a pronunţa издавать; произносить vydať; vysloviť izustiti prozboriti utstöta, yttra เปล่งเสียง söylemek, belirtmek 發出聲音 вимовляти کہنا، زبان سے نکالنا thốt ra , phát ra 发出声音