to give audible expression to; speak or pronounce: unable to utter her feelings;Words were uttered in my hearing.
to give forth (cries, notes, etc.) with the voice: to utter a sigh.
Phonetics. to produce (speech sounds, speechlike sounds, syllables, words, etc.) audibly, with or without reference to formal language.
to express (oneself or itself), especially in words.
to give forth (a sound) otherwise than with the voice: The engine uttered a shriek.
to express by written or printed words.
to make publicly known; publish: to utter a libel.
to put into circulation, as coins, notes, and especially counterfeit money or forged checks.
British Dialect. to expel; discharge or emit.
Obsolete. to publish, as a book.
Obsolete. to sell.
to employ the faculty of speech; use the voice to talk, make sounds, etc.: His piety prevented him from uttering on religion.
to sustain utterance; undergo speaking: Those ideas are so dishonest they will not utter.
- ut·ter·a·ble, adjective
- ut·ter·er, noun
- ut·ter·less, adjective
- un·ut·tered, adjective
- udder, utter
Other definitions for utter (2 of 2)
- ut·ter·ness, noun
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How to use utter in a sentence
And the utterers of both queries came forth on to the stoep, causing their brothers to break into a splutter of mirth.Aletta | Bertram Mitford
And surrounded by those utterers of Brahma, the king shone resplendent in their midst.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 | Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Thus questioned those utterers of Brahma replied, "It is even for offspring."Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 | Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
The fraternity and sisterhood of utterers played many parts, and were banded in strict compact with the forgers.Recollections of a Policeman | William Russell (aka Thomas Waters)
The inhabitants of these marvelous worlds have been the singers of songs, utterers of great speech—the creators of art.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 3 (of 12) | Robert G. Ingersoll
British Dictionary definitions for utter (1 of 2)
to give audible expression to (something): to utter a growl
criminal law to put into circulation (counterfeit coin, forged banknotes, etc)
(tr) to make publicly known; publish: to utter slander
obsolete to give forth, issue, or emit
- utterable, adjective
- utterableness, noun
- utterer, noun
- utterless, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for utter (2 of 2)
(prenominal) (intensifier): an utter fool; utter bliss; the utter limit
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