Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The last or utmost extremity; the bitter end; death.
  • noun The act of uttering.
  • noun The act of sounding or expressing with the voice; vocal expression; also, power of speaking; speech.
  • noun That which is uttered or conveyed by the voice; a word or words; as,the utterances of the pulpit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete The last extremity; the end; death; outrance.
  • noun The act of uttering.
  • noun obsolete Sale by offering to the public.
  • noun Putting in circulation.
  • noun Vocal expression; articulation; speech.
  • noun Power or style of speaking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An act of uttering.
  • noun Something spoken.
  • noun The ability to speak.
  • noun Manner of speaking.
  • noun now literary The utmost extremity (of a fight etc.).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication

Etymologies

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From utter +‎ -ance

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From Old French oultrance.

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