Definitions for: Articulate


[adj] expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings"
[adj] consisting of segments held together by joints
[v] express or state clearly
[v] speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
[v] put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
[v] provide with a joint, as of two pieces of wood



Webster (1913) Definition: Ar*tic"u*late, a. [L. articulatus. See
Articulata.]
1. Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars.
[Archaic] --Bacon.

2. Jointed; formed with joints; consisting of segments united
by joints; as, articulate animals or plants.

3. Distinctly uttered; spoken so as to be intelligible;
characterized by division into words and syllables; as,
articulate speech, sounds, words.

Total changes of party and articulate opinion.
--Carlyle.


Ar*tic"u*late, n. (Zo["o]l.)
An animal of the subkingdom Articulata.


Ar*tic"u*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Articulated;
p. pr. & vb. n. Articulating].
1. To utter articulate sounds; to utter the elementary sounds
of a language; to enunciate; to speak distinctly.

2. To treat or make terms. [Obs.] --Shak.

3. To join or be connected by articulation.


Ar*tic"u*late, v. t.
1. To joint; to unite by means of a joint; to put together
with joints or at the joints.

2. To draw up or write in separate articles; to
particularize; to specify. [Obs.]

3. To form, as the elementary sounds; to utter in distinct
syllables or words; to enunciate; as, to articulate
letters or language. ``To articulate a word.'' --Ray.

4. To express distinctly; to give utterance to.

Luther articulated himself upon a process that hand
already begun in the Christian church. --Bibliotheca
Sacra.

To . . . articulate the dumb, deep want of the
people. --Carlyle.

Synonyms: articulated, eloquent, enounce, enunciate, facile, fluent, formulate, joint, jointed, phrase, pronounce, pronounced, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken, sound out, speaking(a), speech-endowed, vocalise, vocalize, well-spoken, word

Antonyms: inarticulate, unarticulate, unarticulated

See Also: accent, accentuate, ask, aspirate, cast, click, communicative, communicatory, couch, devoice, dogmatise, dogmatize, drawl, evince, explode, express, flap, formularise, formularize, frame, furnish, labialise, labialize, lexicalise, lexicalize, lilt, lisp, mispronounce, mouth, nasalise, nasalize, palatalise, palatalize, provide, put, raise, redact, render, retroflex, roll, round, say, show, sibilate, sound, speak, spoken, state, stress, subvocalise, subvocalize, supply, syllabise, syllabize, talk, tell, trill, twang, utter, verbalise, verbalize, voice, vowelise, vowelize

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