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English definition of “utter”

utter

verb [T] uk   /ˈʌt.ər/ us    /ˈʌ.t̬ɚ/ formal
C2 to say something or to make a sound with your voice: She sat through the whole meeting without uttering a word.

utter

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈʌt.ər/ us    /ˈʌ.t̬ɚ/
C2 complete or extreme: utter confusion/misery/chaos utter nonsense/rubbish/drivel The meeting was a complete and utter waste of time. Lying back in the hot bath was utter bliss.
utterly
adverb uk   /ˈʌt.əl.i/ us    /ˈʌ.t̬ɚ.li/
C1 What an utterly stupid thing to do!
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