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Definition 1: express in speech - [verb of communication]

Samples where utter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She talks a lot of nonsense
  • This depressed patient does not verbalize

Synonyms for utter in the sense of this definition

(utter is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of utter ) produce tones with the voice

"She was singing while she was cooking" "My brother sings very well"

(... is a kind of utter ) talk in a tearful manner

(... is a kind of utter ) talk freely and without inhibition

(... is a kind of utter ) talk incessantly and tiresomely

(... is a kind of utter ) make noise as if chattering away

"The magpies were chattering in the trees"

(... is a kind of utter ) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

(... is a kind of utter ) speak or write in generalities

(... is a kind of utter ) deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)

"The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"

(... is a kind of utter ) vary the pitch of one's speech

(... is a kind of utter ) speak softly or indistinctly

"She murmured softly to the baby in her arms"

(... is a kind of utter ) talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice

(... is a kind of utter ) utter indistinctly

(... is a kind of utter ) utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly

"He gulped for help after choking on a big piece of meat"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically

"The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way

"The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention"

(... is a kind of utter ) talk or utter in a cackling manner

"The women cackled when they saw the movie star step out of the limousine"

(... is a kind of utter ) express or utter with a hiss

(... is a kind of utter ) talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner

(... is a kind of utter ) utter in deep prolonged tones

(... is a kind of utter ) speak in an unfriendly tone

"She barked into the dictaphone"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter impulsively

"He blurted out the secret" "He blundered his stupid ideas"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter in a grating voice

(... is a kind of utter ) speak louder; raise one's voice

"The audience asked the lecturer to please speak up"

(... is a kind of utter ) speak in a hesitant and high-pitched tone of voice

(... is a kind of utter ) speak softly; in a low voice

(... is a kind of utter ) utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)

"My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout"

(... is a kind of utter ) speak spontaneously and without restraint

"She always shoots her mouth off and says things she later regrets"

(... is a kind of utter ) begin to speak or say

"`Now listen, friends', he began"

(... is a kind of utter ) speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice

(... is a kind of utter ) utter speech sounds

(... is a kind of utter ) utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone

"The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer" "The guard snarled at us"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter with enthusiasm

(... is a kind of utter ) speak unintelligibly in or as if in religious ecstasy

"The parishioners spoke in tongues"

(... is a kind of utter ) speak haltingly

"The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"

(... is a kind of utter ) talk in a monotonous voice

(... is a kind of utter ) utter while crying

(... is a kind of utter ) discuss or mention

"They spoke of many things"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter with a puff of air

"whiff out a prayer"

(utter has a similar meaning as ...) be verbose

"This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter indistinctly

"She swallowed the last words of her speech"

(... is a kind of utter ) look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed

"The King will read the proclamation at noon"

Definition 2: articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise - [verb of communication]

Samples where utter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She expressed her anger
  • He uttered a curse

Synonyms for utter in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of utter ) utter obscenities or profanities

"The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"

(... is a kind of utter ) express contempt about

(... is a kind of utter ) express in words

"He said that he wanted to marry her" "tell me what is bothering you" "state your opinion" "state your name"

(... is a kind of utter ) serve as a means of expressing something

"The flower represents a young girl"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter aloud

"She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter platitudes

"The candidate platitudinized and bored the audience"

(... is a kind of utter ) deliver verbally

"He got off the best line I've heard in a long time"

(... is a kind of utter ) express without restraint

"The woman poured out her frustrations as the judge listened"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter with seeming casualness

"drop a hint" "drop names"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter or tell

"not breathe a word"

(... is a kind of utter ) cause to be heard or known; express or utter

"raise a shout" "raise a protest" "raise a sad cry"

(... is a kind of utter ) give voice to

"He voiced his concern"

(... is a kind of utter ) express astonishment or surprise about something

(... is a kind of utter ) utter in a very loud voice

"They vociferated their demands"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter or proclaim insistently and noisily

"The delegates clamored their disappointment"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy

"`I won!' he exclaimed" "`Help!' she cried" "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"

(... is a kind of utter ) make or express a wish

"I wish that Christmas were over"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter with force; utter vehemently

"hurl insults" "throw accusations at someone"

Definition 3: express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words) - [verb of communication]

Samples where utter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She let out a big heavy sigh
  • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand

Synonyms for utter in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of utter ) emit or utter

"Give a gulp" "give a yelp"

(... is a kind of utter ) make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval

(... is a kind of utter ) cry like a goose

"The geese were honking"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter the characteristic sound of owls

(... is a kind of utter ) utter quacking noises

"The ducks quacked"

(... is a kind of utter ) cry like a cat

"the cat meowed"

(... is a kind of utter ) make a vibrant noise, of grasshoppers or cicadas

(... is a kind of utter ) make a vibrant sound, as of some birds

(... is a kind of utter ) make high-pitched sounds

"the birds were chirping in the bushes"

(... is a kind of utter ) make a loud noise, as of animal

"The bull bellowed"

(... is a kind of utter ) cry plaintively

"The lambs were bleating"

(... is a kind of utter ) make barking sounds

"The dogs barked at the stranger"

(... is a kind of utter ) cry loudly, as of animals

"The coyotes were howling in the desert"

(... is a kind of utter ) to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds

"he grumbled a rude response" "Stones grumbled down the cliff"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter a sibilant

(... is a kind of utter ) braying characteristic of donkeys

(... is a kind of utter ) utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs

(... is a kind of utter ) press (the lips) together and open (the lips) noisily, as in eating

(... is a kind of utter ) to make melodious sounds

"The nightingale was singing"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter a hoarse sound, like a raven

(... is a kind of utter ) utter `hem' or `ahem'

(... is a kind of utter ) utter `haw'

"he hemmed and hawed"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter a high-pitched cry, as of seagulls

(... is a kind of utter ) utter a cry, characteristic of crows, rooks, or ravens

(... is a kind of utter ) utter with gargling or burbling sounds

(... is a kind of utter ) make a characteristic sound, of a horse

(... is a kind of utter ) make a gurgling sound, characteristic of turkeys

(... is a kind of utter ) squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens

(... is a kind of utter ) make a low noise, characteristic of bovines

(... is a kind of utter ) make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens

(... is a kind of utter ) indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure

"The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets" "The ancient door soughed when opened"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter with anger or contempt

(... is a kind of utter ) utter a characteristic sound

"The cat was crying"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter with a gurgling sound

"`Help,' the stabbing victim gurgled"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter fast and forcefully

"She shot back an answer"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter a characteristic note or cry

"bluejays called to one another"

(... is a kind of utter ) to say again or imitate

"followers echoing the cries of their leaders"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter `tsk,' `tut,' or `tut-tut,' as in disapproval

(... is a kind of utter ) make a cat-like sound

(... is a kind of utter ) utter a sudden loud cry

"she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle" "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"

(... is a kind of utter ) cry softly, as of pigeons

(... is a kind of utter ) utter in trumpet-like sounds

"Elephants are trumpeting"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter shrill sounds

"The cocks crowed all morning"

(... is a kind of utter ) express pleasure verbally

"She crowed with joy"

(... is a kind of utter ) chatter inarticulately; of monkeys

(... is a kind of utter ) speak in a nasal voice

"`Come here,' he nasaled"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter

"She bit out a curse"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter with a sigh

(... is a kind of utter ) indicate contempt by breathing noisily and forcefully through the nose

"she snorted her disapproval of the proposed bridegroom"

(... is a kind of utter ) whistle or howl approvingly at a female, of males

(... is a kind of utter ) issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise

"He grunted his reluctant approval"

(... is a kind of utter ) to utter a loud clamorous shout

"the toughs and blades of the city hoot and bang their drums, drink arak, play dice, and dance"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.)

"The students delivered a cry of joy"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage

(... is a kind of utter ) utter in unison

"`yes,' the children chorused"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter a sound, as with obvious effort

"She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"

(... is a kind of utter ) express or utter spontaneously

"break into a yodel" "break into a song" "break into tears"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter rapidly

"volley a string of curses"

(... is a kind of utter ) utter while panting, as if out of breath

(... is a kind of utter ) make audible

"He lifted a war whoop"

(... is a kind of utter ) emit a cry intended to attract other animals; used especially of animals at rutting time

(... is a kind of utter ) utter in a loud voice or announce

"He called my name" "The auctioneer called the bids"

Definition 4: put into circulation - [verb of motion]

Samples where utter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • utter counterfeit currency

(utter is a kind of ...) cause to be distributed

"This letter is being circulated among the faculty"

Definition 5: complete and absolute - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where utter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • utter seriousness
  • blank stupidity

Synonyms for utter in the sense of this definition

(utter is similar to ...) having every necessary or normal part or component or step

"a complete meal" "a complete wardrobe" "a complete set of the Britannica" "a complete set of china" "a complete defeat" "a complete accounting"

Definition 6: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where utter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an arrant fool
  • a complete coward
  • a consummate fool
  • a double-dyed villain
  • gross negligence
  • a perfect idiot
  • pure folly
  • what a sodding mess
  • stark staring mad
  • a thorough nuisance
  • a thoroughgoing villain
  • utter nonsense
  • the unadulterated truth

Synonyms for utter in the sense of this definition

(utter is similar to ...) not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier

"unmitigated suffering" "an unmitigated horror" "an unmitigated lie"

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