Utterance  

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'The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things' --Through the Looking-Glass

This page Utterance is part of the linguistics series. Illustration: a close-up of a mouth in the film The Big Swallow (1901)
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This page Utterance is part of the linguistics series.
Illustration: a close-up of a mouth in the film The Big Swallow (1901)

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An utterance is a complete unit of speech in spoken language. It is generally but not always bounded by silence.

It can be represented and delineated in written language in many ways. Note that utterances do not exist in written language, only their representations do.

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