utterance

noun (1)
ut·​ter·​ance | \ ˈə-tə-rən(t)s How to pronounce utterance (audio) also ˈə-trən(t)s \

Definition of utterance

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : something uttered especially : an oral or written statement : a stated or published expression
2 : vocal expression : speech
3 : power, style, or manner of speaking

utterance

noun (2)
ut·​ter·​ance | \ ˈə-tə-rən(t)s How to pronounce utterance (audio) , ˈə-trən(t)s \

Definition of utterance (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic
: the last extremity : bitter end

First Known Use of utterance

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for utterance

Noun (2)

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

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The first known use of utterance was in the 15th century

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“Utterance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/utterance. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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utterance

noun
ut·​ter·​ance | \ ˈə-tə-rəns How to pronounce utterance (audio) \

Kids Definition of utterance

1 : something said
2 : the act of saying something

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