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Meaning of UTTERANCE

Pronunciation:  'uturuns

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication

UTTERANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: vocalization
 See Also: auditory communication, call, croak, croaking, cry, exclaiming, exclamation, expletive, exultation, groan, growling, howl, howling, jubilation, laugh, laughter, moan, outcry, paging, phone, profanity, pronunciation, rasp, rasping, rejoicing, roll call, shout, sigh, sleep talking, snarl, somniloquism, somniloquy, sound, speaking, speech, speech production, speech sound, splutter, sputter, suspiration, ululation, vociferation, yell



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ut"ter*ance\, n.
    1. The act of uttering. Specifically:
       (a) Sale by offering to the public. [Obs.] --Bacon.
       (b) Putting in circulation; as, the utterance of false
           coin, or of forged notes.
       (c) Vocal expression; articulation; speech.
                 At length gave utterance to these words.
    2. Power or style of speaking; as, a good utterance.
             They . . . began to speak with other tongues, as the
             Spirit gave them utterance.           --Acts ii. 4.
             O, how unlike To that large utterance of the early
             gods!                                 --Keats.
  2. \Ut"ter*ance\, n. [F. outrance. See {Outrance}.]
    The last extremity; the end; death; outrance. [Obs.]
          Annibal forced those captives whom he had taken of our
          men to skirmish one against another to the utterance.