WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
ut•ter1 /ˈʌtɚ/USA pronunciation  v. [+ object]
  1. to speak or pronounce:He was unable to utter a word.
  2. to emit or give out (cries, notes, etc.) with the voice:to utter a sigh.
  3. to give forth (a sound) otherwise than with the voice:The engine uttered a shriek.

ut•ter2 /ˈʌtɚ/USA pronunciation  adj. [before a noun]

    complete;
    total;
    absolute:utter abandonment to grief.
ut•ter•ly, adv.: That book is utterly boring.


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utter /ˈʌtə/ vb
  1. to give audible expression to (something): to utter a growl
  2. to put into circulation (counterfeit coin, forged banknotes, etc)
  3. (transitive) to make publicly known; publish: to utter slander
Etymology: 14th Century: probably originally a commercial term, from Middle Dutch ūteren (modern Dutch uiteren) to make known; related to Middle Low German ūtern to sell, show

ˈutterable adj ˈutterableness n ˈutterer n
utter /ˈʌtə/ adj
  1. (prenominal) (intensifier): an utter fool, utter bliss, the utter limit
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old English utera outer, comparative of ūte out (adv); related to Old High German ūzaro, Old Norse ūtri



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