Utterance meaning

ŭtər-əns
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The definition of an utterance is a statement, especially one made verbally or out-loud.

An example of an utterance is something that is said after accepting an award.

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The act of uttering, or expressing by voice.
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Something spoken.
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The power or style of speaking.
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Something uttered or expressed; a statement.
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That which is uttered; esp., a word or words uttered, whether written or spoken.
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(obs.) The utmost, or last, extremity; i.e., death.
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An act of uttering.
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The ability to speak.
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Manner of speaking.

He has a good utterance.

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(now literary) The utmost extremity (of a fight etc.).
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The uttermost end or extremity; the bitter end.
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Origin of utterance

  • Middle English from Old French outrance from outrer to go beyond limits from Vulgar Latin ultrāre from Latin ultrā beyond al-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From utter +"Ž -ance

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French oultrance.

    From Wiktionary