Hint vs Utterance - What's the difference?

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Hint is a related term of utterance.


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between hint and utterance

is that hint is (obsolete) an opportunity; occasion; fit time while utterance is (obsolete) putting in circulation.

As nouns the difference between hint and utterance

is that hint is a clue while utterance is an act of uttering or utterance can be the utmost extremity (of a fight etc).

As a verb hint

is to suggest tacitly without a direct statement; to provide a clue.

hint

English

(wikipedia hint)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A clue.
  • A tacit suggestion that avoids a direct statement.
  • A small, barely detectable amount of.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=2 citation , passage=Mother very rightly resented the slightest hint of condescension. She considered that the exclusiveness of Peter's circle was due not to its distinction, but to the fact that it was an inner Babylon of prodigality and whoredom,
  • Information in a computer-based font that suggests how the outlines of the font's glyphs should be distorted in order to produce, at specific sizes, a visually appealing pixel-based rendering. Also known as hinting .
  • (obsolete) An opportunity; occasion; fit time.
  • * 1610 , , act 1 scene 2
  • I, not remembering how I cried out then, / Will cry it o'er again: it is a hint / That wrings mine eyes to't.

    Synonyms

    * (small amount) see also .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To suggest tacitly without a direct statement; to provide a clue.
  • She hinted at the possibility of a recount of the votes .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=4 citation , passage=“I have tried, as I hinted , to enlist the co-operation of other capitalists, but experience has taught me that any appeal is futile that does not impinge directly upon cupidity. … .”}}
  • To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to suggest in an indirect manner.
  • to hint a suspicion
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike.
  • To develop and add hints to a font.
  • The typographer worked all day on hinting her new font so it would look good on computer screens .

    Synonyms

    * allude * imply * insinuate * suggest

    Anagrams

    * ----

    utterance

    English

    Alternative forms

    * utteraunce

    Etymology 1

    From

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act of uttering.
  • * (John Milton)
  • at length gave utterance to these words
  • Something spoken.
  • * , chapter=13
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=“[…] They talk of you as if you were Croesus—and I expect the beggars sponge on you unconscionably.” And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances . He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes.}}
  • * 2005 , (Plato), Sophist . Translation by Lesley Brown. .
  • To know how one should express oneself in saying or judging that there really are falsehoods without getting caught up in contradiction by such an utterance : that's extremely difficult, Theaetetus.
  • The ability to speak.
  • Manner of speaking.
  • * Bible, Acts ii. 4
  • Theybegan to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance .
  • * (John Keats)
  • O, how unlike / To that large utterance of the early gods!
  • (obsolete) Sale by offering to the public.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • (obsolete) Putting in circulation.
  • Quotations
    * Mathematics and Poetry are... the utterance of the same power of imagination, only that in the one case it is addressed to the head, in the other, to the heart. — Thomas Hill

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) oultrance.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The utmost extremity (of a fight etc.).
  • *:
  • *:And soo they mette soo hard / that syre Palomydes felle to the erthe hors and alle / Thenne sir Bleoberis cryed a lowde and said thus / make the redy thou fals traytour knyghte Breuse saunce pyte / for wete thow certaynly I wille haue adoo with the to the vtteraunce for the noble knyghtes and ladyes that thou hast falsly bitraid
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