utterance-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: making statements or assertions

Commentary: UTTERANCE[+action][+communication][+speech_act][+spoken]
NOTE: refers to propositions, statements, not the linguistic forms, per se.

His summary amounted to the utterance of a few platitudes and nothing more.
Her essay is an utterance of outrage at the political situation there.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: linguistic units of expression

Commentary: UTTERANCE[+entity][+symbolic][+unit][+linguistic][+speech]
NOTE: refers to the linguistic forms themselves, not the propositions they denote.

This tape contains utterances from speakers of a now-dead Celtic language.
You can hear the difference in the two dialects in the utterance of 'a' between voiced stops such as 'bad' and 'glad'

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b