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Meaning of “utter” in the English Dictionary

"utter" in British English

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utterverb [T]

uk   /ˈʌt.ər/  us   /ˈʌ.t̬ɚ/ formal
C2 to say something or to make a ​sound with ​yourvoice: She ​sat through the ​wholemeeting without uttering a word.

utteradjective [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 ​hotbath was utter ​bliss.

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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 ​feltisolated and utterly ​alone.

utterverb [T]

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

to say something or make a ​sound with ​yourvoice: She ​sat through the ​entiremeeting and didn’t utter a word.
utterance
noun [C]  us   /ˈʌt̬·ər·əns/
fml We ​hopetheir utterances will be ​matched by ​theiractions.
(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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