What does utterance mean?

Definitions for utteranceˈʌt ər əns

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

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Utterance

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

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Spurgeon:

    You must be in fashion is the utterance of weak headed mortals.

  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. Edward Hubbell Chaplin:

    Poetry is the utterance of deep and heartfelt truth. The true poet is very near the oracle.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of utterance

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Translations for utterance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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