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utterverb [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.

utteradjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈʌt.ər/ us   /ˈʌ.t̬ɚ/
utterly
adverb uk   /ˈʌt.əl.i/ us   /ˈʌ.t̬ɚ.li/

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C1 What an utterly stupid thing to do!
(Definition of utter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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utteradjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈʌt̬·ər/
complete or extreme: What an utter fool I was!
utterly
adverb us   /ˈʌt̬·ər·li/
She felt isolated and utterly alone.

utterverb [T]

us   /ˈʌt̬·ər/
  • utter verb [T] (SAY)

to say something or make a sound with your voice: She sat through the entire meeting and didn’t utter a word.
utterance
noun [C] us   /ˈʌt̬·ər·əns/
fml We hope their utterances will be matched by their actions.
(Definition of utter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “utter”
in Korean 순전한…
in Arabic كامِل, مُطْلَق…
in Malaysian benar-benar…
in French complet, total…
in Russian полный, совершенный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 說, 講, 出聲…
in Italian assoluto, completo…
in Turkish tam, tüm, bütün…
in Polish absolutny, zupełny, kompletny…
in Spanish absoluto, total…
in Vietnamese hoàn toàn, tuyệt đối…
in Portuguese total, absoluto…
in Thai ทั้งหมด…
in German äußerst…
in Catalan complet…
in Japanese 完全な, まったくの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 说, 讲, 出声…
in Indonesian total…
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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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