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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.
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]
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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|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)
1. speech, words, statement, comment, opinion, remark, expression, announcement, observation, declaration, reflection, pronouncement the Queen's public utterances
1. The act or an instance of expressing in words:
2. The use of the speech organs to produce sounds:
utterance[ˈʌtərəns] n → paroles fpl
(= 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