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Definition of utter verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

utter

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈʌtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌtər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they utter
BrE BrE//ˈʌtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌtər//
 
he / she / it utters
BrE BrE//ˈʌtəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌtərz//
 
past simple uttered
BrE BrE//ˈʌtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌtərd//
 
past participle uttered
BrE BrE//ˈʌtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌtərd//
 
-ing form uttering
BrE BrE//ˈʌtərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌtərɪŋ//
 
 
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utter something (formal) to make a sound with your voice; to say something to utter a cry She did not utter a word during lunch (= said nothing). Word Originverb late Middle English: from Middle Dutch ūteren ‘speak, make known, give currency to coins’.Extra examples My mother hardly uttered a word the entire afternoon. He uttered a great cry of anger. She did not utter a word during lunch.
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