What does utterance mean?

Definitions for utterance
ˈʌt ər ənsut·ter·ance

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word utterance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. utterance, vocalizationnoun

    the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication

Webster Dictionary

  1. Utterancenoun

    the act of uttering

  2. Utterancenoun

    sale by offering to the public

  3. Utterancenoun

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

  4. Utterancenoun

    vocal expression; articulation; speech

  5. Utterancenoun

    power or style of speaking; as, a good utterance

  6. Utterancenoun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Utterance

    ut′ėr-ans, n. (Shak.) extremity, deadly contention. [Fr. outranceoutre, beyond—L. ultra, beyond.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of utterance in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of utterance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of utterance in a Sentence

  1. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    The first love-letter is an epoch in love's happy season — it makes assurance doubly sure — that which has hitherto, perhaps, only found utterance in sweet and hurried words, now seems to take a more tangible existence. A love-letter is a proof of how dearly, even in absence, you are remembered.

  2. Egyptian Book of the Dead:

    My utterance is mighty, I am more powerful than the ghosts; may they have no power over me.

  3. Egyptian Inscription Recorded at the Time of the Invention of Writing:

    Would I had phrases that are not known, utterances that are strange, in new language that has not been used, free from repetition, not an utterance which has grown stale, which men of old have spoken.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    I would have you direct the question to her, i probably won't be commenting on every single utterance that the candidates make. I think it's natural and proper for candidates to run on their own vision and their own platform.

  5. Evans Revere:

    Every statement, every utterance from Kim Jong Un has not even conveyed a hint of Kim Jong inclination to denuclearize, the North Korea, for various reasons, are closer to being willing to freeze or even give up their program than they have ever been, and that is not a bad thing.

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  • كلامArabic
  • pronunciació, eloqüència, parla, enunciat, expressió, discurs, articulacióCatalan, Valencian
  • prohlášení, výrok, vyjádření, vyřčeníCzech
  • Sprachvermögen, Aussprache, Sprechfähigkeit, ÄußerungGerman
  • expresión, habla, enunciado, articulación, discurso, elocuencia, pronunciaciónSpanish
  • parole, expression, prononciation, émission sonore, déclaration, propos, articulation, énoncéFrench
  • თქმული, წარმოთქმა, გამოთქმა, ნათქვამიGeorgian
  • وته‌Kurdish
  • significatio, eloquiumLatin
  • taaluiting, uitingDutch
  • wypowiedźPolish
  • enunciado, expressãoPortuguese
  • vorbi, vorbireRomanian
  • [[мане́ра]] [[говори́ть]], ди́кция, выраже́ние, выска́зывание, произноше́ние, [[дар]] [[речь, [[дар]] [[слово, произнесе́ниеRussian
  • dar govora, rječitost, iskazSerbo-Croatian
  • söyleyiş, ifâde, konuşma, söyleme, telaffuzTurkish

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    the act of carrying something
    • A. fudge
    • B. interrupt
    • C. depend
    • D. carry

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