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Excited Utterance

Definition - What does Excited Utterance mean?

An excited utterance refers to a statement of a person made in response to a shocking or startling condition or event. It may also be defined as an unplanned statement to a startling event. Excited utterance is an exception to hearsay rule.

Justipedia explains Excited Utterance

The person making this statement must be under the stress of the event and it should be spontaneous. Examples of such a statement may include: "He is yelling at us!" or "Watch out! It's going to fall!"

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