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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expressed, uttered, verbalized, verbalisedadjective

    communicated in words

    "frequently uttered sentiments"


  1. uttered

    In spoken language analysis, an utterance is a continuous piece of speech, often beginning and ending with a clear pause. In the case of oral languages, it is generally, but not always, bounded by silence. Utterances do not exist in written language; only their representations do. They can be represented and delineated in written language in many ways. In oral/spoken language, utterances have several characteristics such as paralinguistic features, which are aspects of speech such as facial expression, gesture, and posture. Prosodic features include stress, intonation, and tone of voice, as well as ellipsis, which are words that the listener inserts in spoken language to fill gaps. Moreover, other aspects of utterances found in spoken languages are non-fluency features including: voiced/un-voiced pauses (i.e. "umm"), tag questions, and false starts, or when someone begins uttering again to correct themselves. Other features include fillers (i.e. "and stuff"), accent/dialect, deictic expressions (utterances such as "over there!" that need further explanation to be understood), simple conjunctions ("and," "but," etc.), and colloquial lexis (everyday informal words).Utterances that are portrayed in writing are planned, unlike utterances in improvised spoken language. In written language there are frameworks that are used to portray this type of language. Discourse structure (which can also be found in spoken language) is how the conversation is organized, in which adjacency pairs - an utterance and the answer to that utterance - are used. Discourse markers are used to organize conversation ("first," "secondly," etc.). Lexis denotes the words being used in a text or spoken; these words can create a semantic field. For example, a semantic field of love can be created with lexical choices such as adore, admire, and care.


  1. uttered

    Uttered typically means spoken or expressed vocally; it refers to words, sounds, or noises that are spoken or produced by someone or something. Additionally, in a legal context, 'uttered' can mean to put or send forth, present, or distribute a forged or counterfeit document.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uttered

    of Utter

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uttered in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uttered in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of uttered in a Sentence

  1. Judge Barry Williams:

    That is an inflammatory term ... that when uttered is not to be taken lightly.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    I'm going to utter a sentence I have never uttered in any other context. I agree with Jimmy Carter, we can't get burned again.

  3. Steve Woolfenden:

    I heard `please' and `Martin' being uttered by Denise Richard, just pleading with her son.

  4. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi:

    A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

  5. Saint Augustine:

    A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.

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