Meaning of “utter” in the English Dictionary

"utter" in English

See all translations

utterverb [ T ]

uk /ˈʌt.ər/ us /ˈʌ.t̬ɚ/ formal

utteradjective [ before noun ]

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



What an utterly stupid thing to do!

(Definition of “utter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"utter" in American English

See all translations

utteradjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈʌt̬·ər/

utter adjective [ not gradable ] (COMPLETE)

complete or extreme:

What an utter fool I was!
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.
noun [ C ] us /ˈʌt̬·ər·əns/


We hope their utterances will be matched by their actions.

(Definition of “utter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)