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Meaning of utterance

ut•ter•ance

Pronunciation: (ut'ur-uns), [key]
— n.
  1. an act of uttering; vocal expression.
  2. manner of speaking; power of speaking: His very utterance was spellbinding.
  3. something uttered; a word or words uttered; a cry, animal's call, or the like.
  4. any speech sequence consisting of one or more words and preceded and followed by silence: it may be coextensive with a sentence.
  5. a public sale of goods.

ut•ter•ance

Pronunciation: (ut'ur-uns), [key]
— n. Archaic.
  1. the utmost extremity, esp. death.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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