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ut·ter·ance 1

 (ŭt′ər-əns)
n.
1.
a. The act of uttering; vocal expression.
b. The power of speaking; speech: as long as I have utterance.
c. A manner of speaking: argued with forceful utterance.
2. Something uttered or expressed; a statement.

ut·ter·ance 2

 (ŭt′ər-əns)
n.
The uttermost end or extremity; the bitter end.

[Middle English, from Old French outrance, from outrer, to go beyond limits, from Vulgar Latin *ultrāre, from Latin ultrā, beyond; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

utterance

(ˈʌtərəns)
n
1. something uttered, such as a statement
2. the act or power of uttering or the ability to utter
3. (Logic) logic philosophy an element of spoken language, esp a sentence. Compare inscription4
4. (Philosophy) logic philosophy an element of spoken language, esp a sentence. Compare inscription4

utterance

(ˈʌtərəns)
n
archaic or literary the bitter end (esp in the phrase to the utterance)
[C13: from Old French oultrance, from oultrer to carry to excess, from Latin ultrā beyond]

ut•ter•ance1

(ˈʌt ər əns)

n.
1. an act of uttering; vocal expression.
2. something uttered.
3. manner or power of speaking.
4. Ling. any speech sequence consisting of one or more words and preceded and followed by silence or a change in speaker.
[1400–50]

ut•ter•ance2

(ˈʌt ər əns)

n. Archaic.
the utmost extremity, esp. death.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French oultr(er) to pass beyond (see outrage)]

utterance

  • dixit - An utterance.
  • affective - Describing the emotional meaning of an utterance.
  • curse - First an utterance of God or other deity.
  • preceding, previous - Preceding means "occurring immediately before the time of the utterance," while previous means "occurring at some time before the utterance."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.utterance - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
roll call - calling out an official list of names
auditory communication - communication that relies on hearing
speech sound, phone, sound - (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
cry, yell - a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain"
croak, croaking - a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
exclaiming, exclamation - an abrupt excited utterance; "she gave an exclamation of delight"; "there was much exclaiming over it"
expletive - a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line
groan, moan - an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
ahem, hem - the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat; intended to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, hide embarrassment, warn a friend, etc.
howl, howling, ululation - a long loud emotional utterance; "he gave a howl of pain"; "howls of laughter"; "their howling had no effect"
laugh, laughter - the sound of laughing
mumble - a soft indistinct utterance
paging - calling out the name of a person (especially by a loudspeaker system); "the public address system in the hospital was used for paging"
profanity - vulgar or irreverent speech or action
pronunciation - the manner in which someone utters a word; "they are always correcting my pronunciation"
exultation, rejoicing, jubilation - the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
sigh, suspiration - an utterance made by exhaling audibly
snarl - a vicious angry growl
speaking, speech production - the utterance of intelligible speech
speech - something spoken; "he could hear them uttering merry speeches"
splutter, sputter - an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
rasp, rasping - uttering in an irritated tone
growling - a gruff or angry utterance (suggestive of the growling of an animal)

utterance

utterance

noun
1. The act or an instance of expressing in words:
2. The use of the speech organs to produce sounds:
3. The faculty, act, or product of speaking:
4. Something said:
Translations
prohlášenívyjádřenívyřčenívýrok

utterance

[ˈʌtərəns] N
1. (= remark) → palabras fpl, declaración f
2. (= expression) → expresión f
to give utterance toexpresar, manifestar, declarar
3. (= style) → pronunciación f, articulación f

utterance

[ˈʌtərəns] nparoles fpl

utterance

n
(= sth said)Äußerung f; the child’s first utterancesdie ersten Worte des Kindes; his last utteranceseine letzten Worte; his recent utterances in the pressseine jüngsten Presseäußerungen
(= act of speaking)Sprechen nt; upon her dying father’s utterance of her nameals ihr sterbender Vater ihren Namen nannte; to give utterance to a feelingeinem Gefühl Ausdruck geben or verleihen (geh), → ein Gefühl zum Ausdruck bringen

utterance

[ˈʌtrns] n (remark, statement) → parole fpl; (expression) → espressione f
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