An act of uttering.
* (John Milton)
* , chapter=13
- at length gave utterance to these words
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. .
The ability to speak.
Manner of speaking.
* Bible, Acts ii. 4
- 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.
* (John Keats)
- Theybegan to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance .
- O, how unlike / To that large utterance of the early gods!
(obsolete) Sale by offering to the public.
(obsolete) Putting in circulation.
- (Francis Bacon)
* 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
From (etyl) oultrance.
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
A repressed or obscure utterance; an instance of muttering.
(in Indian restaurants) peas
- The prisoners were docile, and accepted their lot with barely a mutter .
* mutter paneer
To utter words, especially complaints or angry expressions, indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; to say under one's breath.
- You could hear the students mutter as they were served sodden spaghetti, yet again, in the cafeteria.
- The beggar muttered words of thanks, as passersby dropped coins in his cup.
, date=June 28
, author=Jamie Jackson
, title=Wimbledon 2012: Lukas Rosol shocked by miracle win over Rafael Nadal
, work=the Guardian
, passage=This set – the set of Rosol's life – was studded with aces and menacing ground-strokes that left Nadal an impotent spectator often muttering
to himself and at the umpire regarding a perceived misdemeanour by his opponent.}}
To speak softly and incoherently, or with imperfect articulations.
- The asylum inmate muttered some doggerel about chains and pains to himself, over and over.
To make a sound with a low, rumbling noise.
- Meantime your filthy foreigner will stare, / And mutter to himself.
* Alexander Pope
- April could hear the delivery van's engine muttering in the driveway.
- Thick lightnings flash, the muttering thunder rolls.
, speak under one's breath
) growl, grumble, mumble
* (speak incoherently
) babble, mumble, murmur, ramble, stutter
* (make a low sound
) growl, putter, rumble
* See also