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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.
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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ut•ter•ance1(ˈʌt ər əns)
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.
ut•ter•ance2(ˈʌt ər əns)
the utmost extremity, esp. death.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French oultr(er) to pass beyond (see outrage)]
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- 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."
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|Noun||1.||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"
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
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"
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"
snarl - a vicious angry growl
speech - something spoken; "he could hear them uttering merry speeches"
growling - a gruff or angry utterance (suggestive of the growling of an animal)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
1. speech, words, statement, comment, opinion, remark, expression, announcement, observation, declaration, reflection, pronouncement the Queen's public utterances
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. The act or an instance of expressing in words:
2. The use of the speech organs to produce sounds:
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
utterance[ˈʌtərəns] n → paroles fpl
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(= sth said) → Äußerung f; the child’s first utterances → die ersten Worte des Kindes; his last utterance → seine letzten Worte; his recent utterances in the press → seine jüngsten Presseäußerungen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995