ut·ter·ance /ˈʌtərən(t)s, ˈʌtrən(t)s/
1. The act of uttering. Specifically: --
(a) Sale by offering to the public. [Obs.]
(b) Putting in circulation; as, the utterance of false coin, or of forged notes.
(c) Vocal expression; articulation; speech.
At length gave utterance to these words. --Milton.
2. Power or style of speaking; as, a good utterance.
They . . . began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. --Acts ii. 4.
O, how unlike
To that large utterance of the early gods! --Keats.
Ut·ter·ance, n. The last extremity; the end; death; outrance. [Obs.]
Annibal forced those captives whom he had taken of our men to skirmish one against another to the utterance. --Holland.
n : the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication [syn: vocalization]