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utterance

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noun ut·ter·ance \ˈə-tə-rən(t)s, ˈə-trən(t)s\

Definition of utterance

archaic

  1. :  the last extremity :  bitter end



Origin of utterance

Middle English outraunce, uttraunce, from Middle French outrance, from outrer to go beyond — more at outré


First Known Use: 15th century


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utterance

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noun ut·ter·ance \ˈə-tə-rən(t)s also ˈə-trən(t)s\

Definition of utterance

  1. 1 :  something uttered; especially :  an oral or written statement :  a stated or published expression

  2. 2 :  vocal expression :  speech

  3. 3 :  power, style, or manner of speaking



15th Century

First Known Use of utterance

15th century


UTTERANCE Defined for Kids

utterance

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noun ut·ter·ance \ˈə-tə-rəns\

Definition of utterance

  1. 1 :  something said

  2. 2 :  the act of saying something





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