Utter vs. Mutter

Utter vs. Mutter — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Utter and Mutter

Utterverb

To send forth with the voice

uttered a cry.

Mutterverb

To speak indistinctly in low tones.

Utterverb

To articulate (words); pronounce or speak

uttered "yes.".

Mutterverb

To complain or grumble morosely.

Utterverb

(Law) To put (counterfeit currency or a forged check or instrument) into circulation

utter a bad check.

Mutterverb

To utter or say in low indistinct tones.

Utterverb

(Obsolete) To offer (merchandise) for sale; sell.

Mutternoun

A low grumble or indistinct utterance.

Utteradjective

Complete; absolute; entire

utter nonsense.utter darkness.

Mutternoun

A repressed or obscure utterance; an instance of muttering.

The prisoners were docile, and accepted their lot with barely a mutter.

Utteradjective

Outer; furthest out, most remote.

Mutternoun

(Indian cuisine) Peas.

Utteradjective

(obsolete) Outward.

Mutterverb

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.

Utteradjective

Absolute, unconditional, total, complete.

utter ruin; utter darkness

Mutterverb

To speak softly and incoherently, or with imperfect articulations.

The asylum inmate muttered some doggerel about chains and pains to himself, over and over.

Utterverb

(transitive) To say

Don't you utter another word!

Mutterverb

To make a sound with a low, rumbling noise.

April could hear the delivery van's engine muttering in the driveway.

Utterverb

(transitive) To use the voice

Sally uttered a sigh of relief.The dog uttered a growling bark.

Mutternoun

a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech

Utterverb

(transitive) To make speech sounds which may or may not have an actual language involved

Sally is uttering some fairly strange things in her illness.

Mutternoun

a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone

Utterverb

(transitive) To make (a noise)

Sally's car uttered a hideous shriek when she applied the brakes.

Mutterverb

talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice

Utterverb

To put counterfeit money, etc., into circulation

Mutterverb

make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath;

she grumbles when she feels overworked

Utteradverb

(obsolete) Further out; further away, outside.

Utterverb

articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise;

She expressed her angerHe uttered a curse

Utterverb

express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words);

She let out a big heavy sighHe uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand

Utterverb

express in speech;

She talks a lot of nonsenseThis depressed patient does not verbalize

Utterverb

put into circulation;

utter counterfeit currency

Utteradjective

without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;

an arrant foola complete cowarda consummate foola double-dyed villaingross negligencea perfect idiotpure follywhat a sodding messstark staring mada thoroughgoing villainutter nonsense

Utteradjective

total;

dead silenceutter seriousness