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Definition of "utterance" []

  • The act of uttering; vocal expression. (noun)
  • The power of speaking; speech: as long as I have utterance. (noun)
  • A manner of speaking: argued with forceful utterance. (noun)
  • Something uttered or expressed; a statement. (noun)
  • The uttermost end or extremity; the bitter end. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "utterance" in a sentence
  • "(Recall that on the Russellian analysis my utterance is shorthand for ˜there is a table and only one table and every table is covered with books™.)"
  • "Every utterance from the illegal prime meanster is hollow like that thingamajig held up by his neck, and so terribly terribly shallow."
  • "Since the news media are today wholly owned and completely controlled by the State and its corporate proxies, such an utterance is about as likely to be forthcoming as Osama bin Laden making a public declaration of his conversion to fundamentalist Christianity."