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utterance

Pronunciation: /ˈʌtərəns/

Translation of utterance in Spanish:

noun/nombre

[formal]
  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable [Linguistics/Lingüística] unidad (feminine) de habla, emisión (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (act) to give utterance to sth expresar or manifestar* algo 1.3 countable/numerable (sound) sonido (masculine); (sth spoken) palabras (feminine plural) the President's public utterances las declaraciones públicas del presidente
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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