Pronunciation: (ut'ur-uns),[key] —n. 1. an act of uttering; vocal expression.
2. manner of speaking; power of speaking: His very utterance was spellbinding. 3. something uttered; a word or words uttered; a cry, animal's call, or the like.
4. Ling.any speech sequence consisting of one or more words and preceded and followed by silence: it may be coextensive with a sentence.
5. Obs.a public sale of goods.
Pronunciation: (ut'ur-uns),[key] —n.Archaic. the utmost extremity, esp. death.