Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Middle Dutch
Origin: uteren 'to speak, make known'

utter

2 verb
     
utter2 [transitive] formal
1 to say something:
'You fool!' she uttered in disgust.
Cantor nodded without uttering a word.
2 to make a sound with your voice, especially with difficulty:
The wounded prisoner uttered a groan.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary