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I have opposed the Communist cold war line ever since, both by public utterance and by private help to trade unionists breaking free from the Communist influence.
Earl Browder

Meaning of "utterance" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UTTERANCE

utterance  [ˈʌtərəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UTTERANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Utterance is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES UTTERANCE 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 utterance in the English dictionary

The definition of utterance in the dictionary is something uttered, such as a statement. Other definition of utterance is the act or power of uttering or the ability to utter.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UTTERANCE


adherence
ədˈhɪərəns
appearance
əˈpɪərəns
assurance
əˈʃʊərəns
circumference
səˈkʌmfərəns
clearance
ˈklɪərəns
coherence
kəʊˈhɪərəns
conference
ˈkɒnfərəns
difference
ˈdɪfərəns
disappearance
ˌdɪsəˈpɪərəns
endurance
ɪnˈdjʊərəns
ignorance
ˈɪɡnərəns
inference
ˈɪnfərəns
insurance
ɪnˈʃʊərəns
interference
ˌɪntəˈfɪərəns
intolerance
ɪnˈtɒlərəns
iterance
ˈɪtərəns
preference
ˈprɛfərəns
reference
ˈrɛfərəns
reiterance
riːˈɪtərəns
tolerance
ˈtɒlərəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UTTERANCE

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE UTTERANCE

advance
car insurance
customs clearance
deliverance
entrance
Fort-de-France
fragrance
France
health insurance
industrial insurance
liability insurance
life insurance
medical insurance
put in an appearance
reassurance
remembrance
severance
Torrance
trance
travel insurance
zero tolerance

Synonyms and antonyms of utterance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UTTERANCE»

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

Translation of «utterance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UTTERANCE

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

Translator English - Chinese

话语
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

palabras
570 millions of speakers

English

utterance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उक्ति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكلام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

высказывание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

declaração
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উচ্চারণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

paroles
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ucapan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Äußerung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

発言
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

발언
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Utterance
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự phát âm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெளிப்பாட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उच्चार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

söyleyiş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

affermazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wypowiedź
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вислів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rostire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έκφραση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uitlating
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

utterance
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ytring
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of utterance

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UTTERANCE»

The term «utterance» is quite widely used and occupies the 46.859 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UTTERANCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «utterance» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «utterance» 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 utterance

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10 QUOTES WITH «UTTERANCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word utterance.
1
John James Audubon
The gay bunting erects his white crest, and gives utterance to the joy he feels in the presence of his brooding mate; the willow grouse on the rock crows his challenge aloud; each floweret, chilled by the night air, expands its pure petals; the gentle breeze shakes from the blades of grass the heavy dewdrops.
2
Ambrose Bierce
Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.
3
Earl Browder
I have opposed the Communist cold war line ever since, both by public utterance and by private help to trade unionists breaking free from the Communist influence.
4
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth - the true poet is very near the oracle.
5
Maria Weston Chapman
Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom.
6
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
God is not the mere dead conception to which we have thus given utterance, but he is in himself pure Life.
7
Jane Grey
Pray God in the bowels of his mercy to send you his Holy Spirit; for he hath given you his great gift of utterance, if it pleased him also to open the eyes of your heart.
8
Lucy Larcom
Some of us must wait for the best human gifts until we come to heavenly places. Our natural desire for musical utterance is perhaps a prophecy that in a perfect world we shall all know how to sing.
9
Thomas Lynch
But poetry is a way of language, it is not its subject or its maker's background or interests or hobbies or fixations. It is nearer to utterance than history.
10
Hooman Majd
The wrong Democratic reaction to a stupid Republican utterance is to play hurt.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UTTERANCE»

Discover the use of utterance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to utterance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Gesture: Visible Action as Utterance
Adam Kendon accompanies his analyses with an extended discussion of the history of the study of gesture - a topic not dealt with in any previous publication - as well as exploring the relationship between gesture and sign language, and how ...
Adam Kendon, 2004
2
Utterance Particles in Cantonese Conversation
The aim of this book is to seek a better understanding of utterance particles by concentrating analytical attention on three of them; namely, LA (la55), LO (lo55), and WO (wo44).
Kang Kwong Luke, 1990
3
Joint Utterance Construction in Japanese Conversation
This book focuses on how participants in Japanese conversation negotiate and achieve joint courses of action within a single turn at talk.
Makoto Hayashi, 2003
4
Utterance Structure: Developing Grammars Again
This volume presents the results of part of the ESF project 'Second language acquisition by adult immigrants'.
Wolfgang Klein, Clive Perdue, 1992
5
Word Against Word: Shakespearean Utterance
While ranging broadly, the book takes Richard II as an exemplary instance of Bakhtinian utterance, showing the play to be, despite its apparent thematic and formal unities, an arena marked by struggles among competing groups and ...
James R. Siemon, 2002
6
Salience and Defaults in Utterance Processing
The question of literal meaning is inherently interwoven with the question of salience and defaults. This volume addresses these interconnected issues, stressing their mutual interdependence
Kasia M. Jaszczolt, Keith Allan, 2011
7
The "excited Utterance" and the Rhetorical Agent: How ...
The effects of the language ideology of the excited utterance exception are most apparent and problematic in cases involving domestic assault when the speaker to whom the original utterance is attributed attempts to disown or alter the ...
Jennifer Andrus, 2009
8
The Relation Between Direct and Indirect Illocutions of an ...
Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,3, Humboldt-University of Berlin (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Seminar - Semantics, language: English, ...
Thomas Schulze, 2013
9
Intertexts: Writings on Language, Utterance, and Context
This book brings together papers written over the last decade, organized around the three central themes that have been emerged in Hanks' work: indexicality and referential practices; discourse genres and textuality; and the historical ...
William F. Hanks, 2000
10
Cardiphonia; or, The utterance of the heart in the course of ...
John Newton. solidly convinced of the infinite disparity between him and the things which would presume to stand in competition with him, and the folly, as well as ingratitude, of departing from him. But these points are only to be learned by ...
John Newton, 1819

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UTTERANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term utterance is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Our Brother's 'Violence begets violence' utterance can beget Boko …
We find it particularly worrying and disturbing when such an utterance is coming from a high ranking governmental official with the sole mandate of keeping and ... «Citifmonline, Jul 15»
2
Court allows text message in murder conviction
The message qualified as an “excited utterance” and was therefore admissible, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled. In his appeal, the defendant argued that the ... «The Daily News of Newburyport, Jul 15»
3
Is the Interpretation of Tongues the Same as Prophecy?
Could it be that the utterance in tongues is meant to be just that, glorifying God or at least something directed to God? Looking at the Scriptures, there is a clear ... «Charisma News, Jul 15»
4
Washroom utterance “I am your worst nightmare” not a joke
For employers, determining what is an inappropriate comment worthy of discipline, and what comment should be seen as a joke, can be difficult. This is ... «Lexology, May 15»
5
Listen to the first audio recording of the word "Fuck"
The first recorded utterance of the word "fuck" is thought to be heard on a photographic glass plate recording from March 11, 1885. From FirstSounds.Org, this ... «Boing Boing, May 15»
6
CA Justice Terms Previous Utterance 'Ambiguous'—Won't Admit It …
There's much to be said for the integrity of a judge who will admit : “I got it wrong earlier—I'm going to set things straight.” And there's plenty wrong with a judge ... «Metropolitan News-Enterprise, Apr 15»
7
The seven utterances of Jesus on the cross
The second utterance is that of salvation. The thief on the cross was forgiven and promised a straight passage into paradise. Note however that forgiveness ... «Daily Trust, Apr 15»
8
Making Sense of The Jinx, Robert Durst and What He Said
But what the public saw and heard with Mr. Durst, is well-known to investigators. This is not a confession per se but rather what we call a "cathartic utterance. «Huffington Post, Mar 15»
9
Buhari campaign tackles Lamido over utterance
All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO), yesterday tackled the Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, over his alleged ... «Daily Sun, Mar 15»
10
The Clintons Tricky Way With Words
The press scrutinizes every utterance from the House of Clinton, parsing the couple's words for new or hidden meanings—and for good reason. The two have a ... «Politico, Mar 15»

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