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The thing I was attracted to as a little girl was Kirk, Bones and Spock, and their utter loyalty. There's nothing more powerful than that.
Jolene Blalock

Meaning of "utter" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD UTTER

Probably originally a commercial term, from Middle Dutch ūteren (modern Dutch uiteren) to make known; related to Middle Low German ūtern to sell, show.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF UTTER

utter  [ˈʌtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UTTER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Utter is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb utter in English.

WHAT DOES UTTER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Utterance

In spoken language analysis an utterance is a smallest unit of speech. It is a continuous piece of speech beginning and ending with a clear pause. In the case of oral languages, it is generally but not always bounded by silence. Utterances do not exist in written language, only their representations do. It can be represented and delineated in written language in many ways.

Definition of utter in the English dictionary

The first definition of utter in the dictionary is to give audible expression to. Other definition of utter is to put into circulation. Utter is also to make publicly known; publish.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO UTTER

PRESENT

Present
I utter
you utter
he/she/it utters
we utter
you utter
they utter
Present continuous
I am uttering
you are uttering
he/she/it is uttering
we are uttering
you are uttering
they are uttering
Present perfect
I have uttered
you have uttered
he/she/it has uttered
we have uttered
you have uttered
they have uttered
Present perfect continuous
I have been uttering
you have been uttering
he/she/it has been uttering
we have been uttering
you have been uttering
they have been uttering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I uttered
you uttered
he/she/it uttered
we uttered
you uttered
they uttered
Past continuous
I was uttering
you were uttering
he/she/it was uttering
we were uttering
you were uttering
they were uttering
Past perfect
I had uttered
you had uttered
he/she/it had uttered
we had uttered
you had uttered
they had uttered
Past perfect continuous
I had been uttering
you had been uttering
he/she/it had been uttering
we had been uttering
you had been uttering
they had been uttering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will utter
you will utter
he/she/it will utter
we will utter
you will utter
they will utter
Future continuous
I will be uttering
you will be uttering
he/she/it will be uttering
we will be uttering
you will be uttering
they will be uttering
Future perfect
I will have uttered
you will have uttered
he/she/it will have uttered
we will have uttered
you will have uttered
they will have uttered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been uttering
you will have been uttering
he/she/it will have been uttering
we will have been uttering
you will have been uttering
they will have been uttering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would utter
you would utter
he/she/it would utter
we would utter
you would utter
they would utter
Conditional continuous
I would be uttering
you would be uttering
he/she/it would be uttering
we would be uttering
you would be uttering
they would be uttering
Conditional perfect
I would have utter
you would have utter
he/she/it would have utter
we would have utter
you would have utter
they would have utter
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been uttering
you would have been uttering
he/she/it would have been uttering
we would have been uttering
you would have been uttering
they would have been uttering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you utter
we let´s utter
you utter
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to utter
Past participle
uttered
Present Participle
uttering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UTTER


aflutter
əˈflʌtə
butter
ˈbʌtə
Calcutta
kælˈkʌtə
clutter
ˈklʌtə
cutter
ˈkʌtə
dupatta
dʊˈpʌtə
flutter
ˈflʌtə
gutta
ˈɡʌtə
gutter
ˈɡʌtə
mutter
ˈmʌtə
nutter
ˈnʌtə
putter
ˈpʌtə
rutter
ˈrʌtə
scutter
ˈskʌtə
shutter
ˈʃʌtə
splutter
ˈsplʌtə
sputter
ˈspʌtə
stonecutter
ˈstəʊnˌkʌtə
strutter
ˈstrʌtə
stutter
ˈstʌtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UTTER

utricular
utricularia
utriculate
utriculi
utriculitis
utriculus
Utrillo
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
Uttaranchal
utter barrister
utterable
utterableness
utterance
utterer
utterest
utterless
utterly
uttermost
utterness

WORDS THAT END LIKE UTTER

better
bitter
for that matter
for the better
glitter
hotter
latter
letter
litter
matter
newsletter
no matter
potter
sitter
the better
the fact of the matter
the matter
to the letter
twitter
wetter

Synonyms and antonyms of utter in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UTTER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «utter» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of utter

Translation of «utter» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UTTER

Find out the translation of utter to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of utter from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «utter» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

发出
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pronunciar
570 millions of speakers

English

utter
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बोलना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ينطق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

полное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

proferir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কহা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

émettre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kata
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

äußern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

発する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

말하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngomong
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thốt ra
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முற்றிலும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उच्चारणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tam
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

proferire
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wypowiem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

повне
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rosti
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απόλυτη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uiter
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fullkomlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of utter

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UTTER»

The term «utter» is very widely used and occupies the 19.649 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UTTER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «utter» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «utter» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about utter

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10 QUOTES WITH «UTTER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word utter.
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Bryan Adams
I'm a complete and utter busker.
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Tom Baker
My capacity as a monk was to passionately believe utter nonsense, and when you're an actor you have to do the same thing. Also, Christianity used to have a lot to do with self-loathing and an acceptance of criticism and things like that which is terribly important for actors.
3
John Barrow
Music is 10% exhilaration and 90% utter disappointment.
4
Saint Basil
What is the benefit of fasting in our body while filling our souls with innumerable evils? He who does not play at dice, but spends his leisure otherwise, what nonsense does he not utter? What absurdities does he not listen to? Leisure without the fear of God is, for those who do not know how to use time, the teacher of wickedness.
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Saint Basil
Do not despise the fish because they are absolutely unable to speak or to reason, but fear lest you may be even more unreasonable than they by resisting the command of the Creator. Listen to the fish, who through their actions all but utter this word: 'We set out on this long journey for the perpetuation of our species.'
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Jolene Blalock
The thing I was attracted to as a little girl was Kirk, Bones and Spock, and their utter loyalty. There's nothing more powerful than that.
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Niels Bohr
Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question.
8
Bono
When people say, you know, 'Good teacher,' 'Prophet,' 'Really nice guy'... this is not how Jesus thought of Himself. So you're left with a challenge in that, which is either Jesus was who he said he was or a complete and utter nut case. You have to make a choice on that.
9
Joseph Brodsky
For boredom speaks the language of time, and it is to teach you the most valuable lesson of your life - the lesson of your utter insignificance.
10
Buddha
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UTTER»

Discover the use of utter in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to utter and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Prompt and Utter Destruction: Truman and the Use of Atomic ...
In this concise account of why America used atomic bombs against Japan in 1945, Walker analyzes the reasons behind President Truman's most controversial decision and evaluates the roles of U.S.-Soviet relations and of American domestic ...
J. Samuel Walker, 2009
2
American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions
Answer to today's questions.
Jack Utter, 2001
3
The Utter Relief of Holiness: How God's Goodness Frees Us ...
In THE UTTER RELIEF OF HOLINESS, John Eldredge teaches that, rather than being a daunting or distant ideal, holiness is in fact an expression of the healing of our humanity.
John Eldredge, 2013
4
Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner
Henry is generally well-behaved, but he is occasionally arrogant and vain. Henry is at heart a hard worker, but his frequent bouts of illness hinder his work.
Claire Watson Garcia, 2009
5
Complete & Utter Failure: A Celebration of Also-Rans, ...
Discusses the nature of failure and looks at mountain climbing, the national spelling bee, utopias, perpetual motion machines, and immortality attempt
Neil Steinberg, 1995
6
Utter Antiquity: Perceptions of Prehistory in Renaissance ...
Arthur B. Ferguson shows in this elegant essay that prehistory had great meaning in Renaissance England.
Arthur B. Ferguson, 1993
7
Stephen Fry's Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music
Entertaining and brilliantly written, this is a pretty reckless romp of a history through classical music and much much more.
Stephen Fry, 2005
8
Talk to the Hand
A battle-cry for civilised behaviour from the author of the multi-million selling Eats, Shoots and Leaves.
Lynne Truss, 2010
9
Utter Mysteries to God
Utter Mysteries to God presents new insights into tongues speaking (prophecy tongues, prayer tongues, and counterfeit tongues) and its benefits, and Holy Spirit baptism in the Old Testament, New Testament and Church history.
Kwabena Dautey Akufo, 2006
10
How to Be a Complete and Utter Failure in Life, Work and ...
Bestselling author McDermott is back with even more stories of extraordinary individuals who have underachieved in every walk of life. By doing the exact opposite of everything the author relates, readers might be complete successes.
Steve McDermott, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UTTER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term utter is used in the context of the following news items.
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Merkel's Bavarian ally says Grexit would cause 'utter chaos'
"On top of that there would be utter chaos. If Greece were not prepared to reform, a path like that would have to be accepted but one shouldn't strive for it oneself ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
2
This addictive party game is the new 'Cards Against Humanity'
"Utter Nonsense" is played with 45 accent cards and 455 phrase cards. Each round the "Nonsense Judge" deals out seven phrase cards to each player and then ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
3
Tony Hale on Lafayette Shooting: 'It's Just Complete and Utter
“There's no words for it because it's just complete and utter darkness,” the actor said during a photo shoot with TheWrap on Friday. “I think it's just that feeling ... «TheWrap, Jul 15»
4
Family of Center of Hope shooter in “pure and utter shock” today …
Then we found out it was Roy and we are in pure and utter shock. He was someone who saved lives as an EMT and as county firefighter.” “I want to clarify, in no ... «County 10, Jul 15»
5
When will America get fed up with utter lawlessness of elected …
When will America get fed up with the utter lawlessness of so many of our elected and appointed officials? While President Obama ignores the U.S. Constitution ... «Milpitas Post, Jul 15»
6
East Norriton DUI Convict A 'Complete And Utter Danger': Report
“She was a complete and utter danger,” Assistant District Attorney Douglas H. Lavenberg told the Times Herald. Authorities said Cox will get the substance ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
7
Leading NASCAR News Journalist Jim Utter Joins Motorsport.com
Utter, 45, will join Motorsport.com on July 22nd in time to cover the unique Camping World Truck Series event at Tony Stewart's famed Eldora dirt track. His first ... «PR Newswire, Jun 15»
8
Ex-cop's attitude to women one of 'utter disrespect'
She said Hlongwa's attitude towards Ngcobo in particular, and women in general, was one of “utter disrespect”. The judge said this was evidenced by the fact ... «News24, Jun 15»
9
Sachs: Clintons 'In Utter Pursuit of Money All The Time'
Liberal economist Jeffrey Sachs remarked Bill and Hillary Clinton are in “utter pursuit of money” practically “all the time” Thursday night on MSNBC's The Last ... «Washington Free Beacon, May 15»
10
PCC Olly Martins slams MP for 'talking utter rubbish' over referendum
In a letter to Richard Fuller, Tory MP for Bedford, Olly Martins wrote: “Congratulations on your re-election but you were talking utter rubbish on BBC Look East ... «Luton Today, May 15»

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