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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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An estanco is an establishment selling tobacco, stamps, bus and subway passes and other products whose sale is restricted. Cigarettes etc are sold in bars and cafés but at higher prices. Estancos also sell stationery and sometimes newspapers.