from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of uttering; vocal expression.
- n. The power of speaking; speech: as long as I have utterance.
- n. A manner of speaking: argued with forceful utterance.
- n. Something uttered or expressed; a statement.
- n. The uttermost end or extremity; the bitter end.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An act of uttering.
- n. Something spoken.
- n. The ability to speak.
- n. Manner of speaking.
- n. The utmost extremity (of a fight etc.).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of uttering.
- n. Sale by offering to the public.
- n. Putting in circulation.
- n. Vocal expression; articulation; speech.
- n. Power or style of speaking.
- n. The last extremity; the end; death; outrance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of uttering.
- n. The act of sounding or expressing with the voice; vocal expression; also, power of speaking; speech.
- n. That which is uttered or conveyed by the voice; a word or words; as,the utterances of the pulpit.
- n. The last or utmost extremity; the bitter end; death.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
(Recall that on the Russellian analysis my utterance is shorthand for ˜there is a table and only one table and every table is covered with books™.)
Every utterance from the illegal prime meanster is hollow like that thingamajig held up by his neck, and so terribly terribly shallow.
Since the news media are today wholly owned and completely controlled by the State and its corporate proxies, such an utterance is about as likely to be forthcoming as Osama bin Laden making a public declaration of his conversion to fundamentalist Christianity.
Dogmatic utterance from the mouth of ignorance may make gods laugh, but it should make men weep.
Your every utterance is an anguished cry, nay, desperate SHRIEK, for help …
His every utterance is a revision attempt to history.
Convention in Speech Acts ":" For the illocutionary force of an utterance is essentially something that is intended to be understood.
But the idea that every utterance is spoken in response to a future utterance not yet articulated (that was rough, but will do for now) definitely seems present in this section of Augustine's text, albeit more than a thousand years before Bakhtin wrote.
If utterance is given to a foul thought in the pages of The Rage and the Pride, the author is only too eager to claim it for herself.
The "Moving Providence" mentioned by Woodrow Wilson in his last public utterance is at work in the affairs of the nations.