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Multiple Meanings
utter — as in:  utter stupidity

She suffered utter devastation when her child died in the accident.
complete or total (used as an intensifier—typically when stressing how bad something is)
utter — as in:  utter a complaint

I was too shocked to utter a complaint.
say something aloud
utter — as in:  utter a sound

She wanted to warn him, but fear kept her from uttering a sound.
make a sound with the voice

Another common meaning of utter is to say something or make a vocal sound. See a comprehensive dictionary for less common meanings of the word.
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