Ut"ter*ance, n. [F. outrance. See Outrance.] The last extremity; the end; death; outrance. [Obs.]

Annibal forced those captives whom he had taken of our men to skirmish one against another to the utterance.

Ut"ter*ance (?), n. 1. The act of uttering. Specifically: --

(a) Sale by offering to the public. [Obs.] Bacon.

(b) Putting in circulation; as, the utterance of false coin, or of forged notes.

(c) Vocal expression; articulation; speech.

At length gave utterance to these words.

2. Power or style of speaking; as, a good utterance.

They . . . began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Acts ii. 4.

O, how unlike
To that large utterance of the early gods!