1A spoken word, statement, or vocal sound.
- His bizarre word rhythm and gleeful disregard for punctuation makes even his most banal utterances sound dramatic.
- So often we are subjected to erroneous and incorrect statements and irresponsible utterances from ignorant and unauthorised sources.
- At times like this, as we grope to express our feelings, we all tend to fall back on the simplest of utterances.
1.1The action of saying or expressing something aloud: the simple utterance of a few platitudes
More example sentences
- Each and every further utterance of these feeble claims, simply illustrates the ignorance and contempt in which these people view the military.
- It's what every mother dreams of, next to hearing that first utterance of ma-ma and the later cooing of I love you at early ages.
- One definition of singing is' the utterance of words or sounds in tuneful succession '.
1.2 Linguistics An uninterrupted chain of spoken or written language.
- Any utterance, in these languages, must terminate in a vowel, and adjacent consonants are disallowed.
- These kinds of utterances are normal everyday instances of language use for the individuals concerned.
- Grammarians and purists put far more stock in ‘logical’ usage than empirical evidence suggests is supported by actual utterances.
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