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 Dictionary entry overview: What does utterance mean? 

  The noun UTTERANCE has 1 sense:

1. the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication

  Familiarity information: UTTERANCE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The use of uttered sounds for auditory communication

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


utterance; vocalization

Hypernyms ("utterance" is a kind of...):

auditory communication (communication that relies on hearing)

Meronyms (parts of "utterance"):

phone; sound; speech sound ((phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "utterance"):

roll call (calling out an official list of names)

pronunciation (the manner in which someone utters a word)

exultation; jubilation; rejoicing (the utterance of sounds expressing great joy)

sigh; suspiration (an utterance made by exhaling audibly)

snarl (a vicious angry growl)

speaking; speech production (the utterance of intelligible speech)

speech (something spoken)

splutter; sputter (an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage))

rasp; rasping (uttering in an irritated tone)

profanity (vulgar or irreverent speech or action)

paging (calling out the name of a person (especially by a loudspeaker system))

mumble (a soft indistinct utterance)

call; cry; outcry; shout; vociferation; yell (a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition)

cry; yell (a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate))

croak; croaking (a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog))

exclaiming; exclamation (an abrupt excited utterance)

expletive (a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line)

groan; moan (an utterance expressing pain or disapproval)

howl; howling; ululation (a long loud emotional utterance)

laugh; laughter (the sound of laughing)

growling (a gruff or angry utterance (suggestive of the growling of an animal))

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