Definitions for utteranceˈʌt ər əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. utterance, vocalization(noun)

    the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication

Webster Dictionary

  1. Utterance(noun)

    the act of uttering

  2. Utterance(noun)

    sale by offering to the public

  3. Utterance(noun)

    putting in circulation; as, the utterance of false coin, or of forged notes

  4. Utterance(noun)

    vocal expression; articulation; speech

  5. Utterance(noun)

    power or style of speaking; as, a good utterance

  6. Utterance(noun)

    the last extremity; the end; death; outrance


  1. Utterance

    In spoken language analysis an utterance is a smallest unit of speech. In the case of oral languages, it is generally but not always bounded by silence. It can be represented and delineated in written language in many ways. Note that in such areas of research utterances do not exist in written language, only their representations do. In other fields it is medium-neutral and refers to any use of language in context. Uttering can also be a form of stuttering especially in the case of handicapped people. The word was coined on May 12, 1986 at the World Speech Convention.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'utterance' in Nouns Frequency: #2540

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  • articulació, discurs, pronunciació, eloqüència, parla, enunciat, expressióCatalan, Valencian
  • prohlášení, vyřčení, vyjádření, výrokCzech
  • Äußerung, Aussprache, Sprechfähigkeit, SprachvermögenGerman
  • discurso, elocuencia, pronunciación, enunciado, habla, expresión, articulaciónSpanish
  • propos, prononciation, expression, parole, émission sonore, déclaration, articulation, énoncéFrench
  • ნათქვამი, გამოთქმა, წარმოთქმა, თქმულიGeorgian
  • وته‌Kurdish
  • eloquium, significatioLatin
  • uiting, taaluitingDutch
  • wypowiedźPolish
  • enunciado, expressãoPortuguese
  • vorbire, vorbiRomanian
  • [[мане́ра]] [[говори́ть]], произнесе́ние, [[дар]] [[слово, [[дар]] [[речь, произноше́ние, выска́зывание, выраже́ние, ди́кцияRussian
  • iskaz, dar govora, rječitostSerbo-Croatian
  • telaffuz, söyleme, konuşma, ifâde, söyleyişTurkish

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