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Utterance meaning

utterance - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of uttering.
  2. 2. Sale by offering to the public.
  3. 3. Putting in circulation; as, the utterance of false coin, or of forged notes.
  4. 4. Vocal expression; articulation; speech.
  5. 5. Power or style of speaking; as, a good utterance.
  6. 6. The last extremity; the end; death; outrance.
  7. 7. Act or manner of speaking; expression; circulation.

utterance - examples of usage

  1. He lay exposed on the flat rock on which he fell, waving his sword and encouraging his men to advance to the attack, until blood choked his utterance. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. While he hesitated, however, overcome with the difficulty of putting one simple thought into words when all his thoughts were scattered about, and all were too strong for utterance, he was struck silent by something that was still more unexpected. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. He had a habit, Mary remarked, and she had never noticed it so clearly before, of letting his sentences tail away in a continuous murmur, whereupon he passed into a state of abstraction, presumed by his children to indicate some train of thought too profound for utterance. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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