Translation of utterance in Spanish:


unidad de habla, n.

Pronunciation /ˈədərəns//ˈʌt(ə)r(ə)ns/



  • 1

    unidad de habla feminine
    emisión feminine
    • These kinds of utterances are normal everyday instances of language use for the individuals concerned.
    • Any utterance, in these languages, must terminate in a vowel, and adjacent consonants are disallowed.
    • Grammarians and purists put far more stock in ‘logical’ usage than empirical evidence suggests is supported by actual utterances.
    • Spoken utterances are composed of a sequence of a rather small number of unit sounds.
    • Adjacency pairs are patterns of two successive utterances, spoken by different speakers, in which the second part of the adjacency pair is relevant and expectable.
  • 2

    to give utterance to sth expresar / manifestar algo
  • 3

    (sound) sonido masculine
    (sth spoken) palabras feminine
    the President's public utterances las declaraciones públicas del presidente
    • At times like this, as we grope to express our feelings, we all tend to fall back on the simplest of utterances.
    • For this dangerous utterance she received a ten-year sentence.
    • His most important utterance on the subject came in a speech in Indianapolis in July 1999.
    • What we get now is a Leader who has been so thoroughly media managed that every utterance is an opportunity to ‘establish and reiterate key messages’.
    • Our advice is that they should avoid negative utterances in their speeches and be careful in their deeds.
    • His every move and utterance will be scrutinised and analysed.
    • So often we are subjected to erroneous and incorrect statements and irresponsible utterances from ignorant and unauthorised sources.
    • My reaction to that utterance led to an open and scorching debate.
    • Currency traders around the world were listening to every utterance by the Federal Reserve Chairman on where the world's most powerful economy was heading.
    • His bizarre word rhythm and gleeful disregard for punctuation makes even his most banal utterances sound dramatic.
    • The new coach gives little away in his facial manner or public utterances.
    • Her utterances and observations captivate him.
    • Presently, the agency can only fine broadcast stations up to $27, 500 per utterance and have to warn the individuals who violate the rules before a penalty can be imposed.
    • Here is what the Spanish Prime Minister-elect had to say in virtually his first public utterance following the election.
    • There can be no question that the church assumed itself capable of authoritative prophetic utterances.
    • The rest of the book supports and explains this cryptic utterance.
    • Nobody understands a word I say, my every utterance greeted with blank looks.
    • Like most seasoned politics-watchers, I had assumed that behind her every utterance was a calculating, self-advancing steel-eyed operator.
    • Instead, public utterances are invariably dictated by self-interest, political expediency, and/or ideology.
    • His most sensible utterance came when he insisted: ‘Our children need to understand, at home and at school, that life is not always fair and that it will, from time to time, deal them hard blows.’