1 without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense" [syn: arrant(a), complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a), utter(a)]
1 articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse" [syn: express, verbalize, verbalise, give tongue to]
2 express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand" [syn: emit, let out, let loose]
3 express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize" [syn: talk, speak, mouth, verbalize, verbalise]
4 put into circulation; "utter counterfeit currency"
- To say
- Don't you utter another word!
- To use the voice
- Sally uttered a sigh of relief.
- To make speech sounds
which may or may not have an actual language involved
- Sally is uttering some fairly strange things in her illness.
- To make (a noise)
- Sally's car uttered a hideous shriek when she applied the brakes.
- To put counterfeit money etc. into circulation
use the voice
make a noise
- ttbc Dutch : uiten
- ttbc French : proférer, produire/émettre (a sound)
- ttbc Ido : prononcar
- ttbc Slovak : vysloviť, prehovoriť (1); zastonať (2), ozvať sa (3), vydať zvuk (4)
An utterance is a complete unit of speech in spoken language. It is generally but not always bounded by silence.
It can be represented and delineated in written language in many ways. Note that utterances do not exist in written language, only their representations do.
utter in Spanish: Enunciado
utter in Galician: Enunciado
utter in Japanese: 発話
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