1 [uht-er]
verb (used with object)
to give audible expression to; speak or pronounce: unable to utter her feelings; Words were uttered in my hearing.
to give forth (cries, notes, etc.) with the voice: to utter a sigh.
Phonetics. to produce (speech sounds, speechlike sounds, syllables, words, etc.) audibly, with or without reference to formal language.
to express (oneself or itself), especially in words.
to give forth (a sound) otherwise than with the voice: The engine uttered a shriek.
to express by written or printed words.
to make publicly known; publish: to utter a libel.
to put into circulation, as coins, notes, and especially counterfeit money or forged checks.
to expel; emit.
Obsolete. to publish, as a book.
Obsolete. to sell.
verb (used without object)
to employ the faculty of speech; use the voice to talk, make sounds, etc.: His piety prevented him from uttering on religion.
to sustain utterance; undergo speaking: Those ideas are so dishonest they will not utter.

1350–1400; Middle English outren (see out, -er6); cognate with German äussern to declare

utterable, adjective
utterer, noun
utterless, adjective
unuttered, adjective
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utter1 (ˈʌtə)
1.  to give audible expression to (something): to utter a growl
2.  criminal law to put into circulation (counterfeit coin, forged banknotes, etc)
3.  (tr) to make publicly known; publish: to utter slander
4.  obsolete to give forth, issue, or emit
[C14: probably originally a commercial term, from Middle Dutch ūteren (modern Dutch uiteren) to make known; related to Middle Low German ūtern to sell, show]

utter2 (ˈʌtə)
(prenominal) (intensifier): an utter fool; utter bliss; the utter limit
[C15: from Old English utera outer, comparative of ūteout (adv); related to Old High German ūzaro, Old Norse ūtri]

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Word Origin & History

"complete, total," O.E. utera, uterra, "outer," comparative adj. formed from ut (see out), from P.Gmc. *utizon (cf. O.N. utar, O.Fris. uttra, M.Du. utere, Du. uiter-, O.H.G. uzar, Ger. äußer "outer"), a comparative adj. from the base of out.
Uttermost, attested from c.1300, is more recent than utmost; M.E. also had uttermore (late 14c.), now, alas, no loger with us. Utterly (early 13c.) originally meant "sincerely, outspokenly" (cf. utter (v.)).

"speak, say," c.1400, in part from M.L.G. utern "to turn out, show, speak," from uter "outer," comparative adj. formed from ut "out;" in part from M.E. verb outen "to disclose," from O.E. utan "to put out," from ut (see out). Cf. Ger. äussern "to utter, express," from aus
"out;" and colloquial phrase out with it "speak up!" Formerly also used as a commercial verb (as release is now). Utterance "that which is uttered" is attested from c.1454.
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Example sentences
He was well-spoken, uttered not a single obscenity and had good teeth.
Finally, having uttered not a single call, they disappeared over the edge of a
  river gorge and into the forested twilight.
Our first words may have been uttered to warn our family of cats, snakes or
Recently the guy next to me on the plane suddenly uttered an oath and stood up
  to reveal that his fountain pen had flooded.
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