There are 2 definitions of utter in English:

utter1

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌtə
 
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adjective

[attributive]

Origin

Old English ūtera, ūttra 'outer', comparative of ūt 'out'; compare with outer.

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There are 2 definitions of utter in English:

utter2

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌtə
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 2 Law Put (forged money) into circulation.
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    • A day later he was granted bail for offences of conspiracy to utter counterfeit currency and conspiracy to defraud.
    • That man, who had pleaded guilty to forging and uttering, filled out his electoral return wrongly, took money that he said he would not take, and filled in his ministerial return as being nil.
    • There was one offence after the other: covering up the books, uttering, forging, and falsifying cheques, and on top of that there were five drink-driving convictions.

Derivatives

utterable

adjective
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  • In his conception, representation comprised two essential elements, the visible and the utterable.
  • The visible, rather than being subsidiary to the spoken word, repeatedly encompassed both the utterable and the unutterable.
  • There is nothing she can say, for the cause of her anxiety is not utterable.

utterer

noun
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  • If we really believe that God speaks through the Church then of course we believe that the Church will utter things which even the utterer does not fully comprehend.
  • In ‘The Discourse of History,’ Barthes parallels the objective type of historian's concealment of himself as utterer of his own discourse to that of the so called ‘realist’ novelist.
  • New sets of words, new collocations of old phrases are new, whatever the expressed intention of the utterer.

Origin

late Middle English: from Middle Dutch ūteren 'speak, make known, give currency to coins'.

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