Ut"ter*ance, n. [F. outrance. See
Outrance.] The last extremity; the end; death; outrance.
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.]
(b) Putting in circulation; as, the
utterance of false coin, or of forged notes.
(c) Vocal expression; articulation;
At length gave utterance to these words.
2. Power or style of speaking; as, a good
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!