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From Teflpedia

An utterance (/ʌtərəns/) is a continuous piece of speech beginning and ending with a clear pause.[1][2] Utterances do not exist in written language, only their representations (i.e. dialogues) do.

As part of language, utterances occur in context. A decontextualised utterance may be difficult to understand.

Contrast sentence.

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