Definitions of articulate

  1. provide with a joint, as of two pieces of wood
  2. expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; " articulate speech"; " an articulate orator"; " articulate beings"
  3. express or state clearly
  4. 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?"
  5. put into words or an expression; " He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
  6. provide with a joint; " the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood"
  7. Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars.
  8. Jointed; formed with joints; consisting of segments united by joints; as, articulate animals or plants.
  9. Distinctly uttered; spoken so as to be intelligible; characterized by division into words and syllables; as, articulate speech, sounds, words.
  10. An animal of the subkingdom Articulata.
  11. To utter articulate sounds; to utter the elementary sounds of a language; to enunciate; to speak distinctly.
  12. To treat or make terms.
  13. To join or be connected by articulation.
  14. To joint; to unite by means of a joint; to put together with joints or at the joints.
  15. To draw up or write in separate articles; to particularize; to specify.
  16. To form, as the elementary sounds; to utter in distinct syllables or words; to enunciate; as, to articulate letters or language.
  17. To express distinctly; to give utterance to.
  18. To join together; unite by a joint; utter in distinct syllables.
  19. Jointed; formed with joints; uttered with distinctness.
  20. Articulately.
  21. Distinct, clear.
  22. To joint: to form into distinct sounds, syllables, or words.
  23. To speak distinctly.
  25. Jointed; distinctly spoken.
  26. To pronounce; enunciate; utter articulate sounds.
  27. To joint together.
  28. Having distinct syllables; distinctly uttered.
  29. Jointed; segmented.
  30. An invertebrate animal with segmented body, as an insect.
  31. Formed with joints; distinctly syllabled by opening and shutting the organs of speech; expressed in articles.
  32. To form into distinct sounds, syllables, or words; to unite by a joint.
  33. To speak distinetly; to think distinctly.
  34. To pronounce words distinctly.
  35. Distinct; jointed.

Usage examples for articulate

  1. " But- but, my dear," protested Mr. Stiffson, becoming articulate, " Oscar was here all the time." – Adventures of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins
  2. He was quite unable to play any more that evening, and it took several drinks all round to restore him to articulate speech. – Black Rock by Ralph Connor
  3. He was never very articulate with her, and her trouble had given her a strange new aloofness that almost frightened him. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  4. Maybe somewhere in his inner consciousness, barely articulate even to his own heart, he dreamt of it as a foundation to something further. – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  5. Even if we were dexterous enough to articulate the words successfully, we should only meet with a new difficulty. – The Practice of Autosuggestion by C. Harry Brooks
  6. Jane muttered something about crowds, but it was nothing very articulate. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  7. In spite of her shrinking, of a half articulate appeal, he crushed her against his face. – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer
  8. She never shaped her inner life in words: such utterance was as much denied to her nature as common articulate speech to the deaf mute. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  9. Man is a creature becoming articulate, and why should those men have left so much of the tale untold- to be lost and forgotten? – The Passionate Friends by Herbert George Wells
  10. The employment of certain gestures, sounds, and articulate words had a mysterious but irresistible effect upon these invisible beings. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  11. Our intuition is in this case at once empirical, articulate, and such as to survey the broad landscape of the genuine relations of things. – The Sources Of Religious Insight by Josiah Royce
  12. The half- articulate words which followed suspiciously suggested that the sufferer was cursing somebody, and I caught the name of Lane before he lapsed into semi- consciousness. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  13. Has the unexpected revelation of my magnanimous generosity deprived you of articulate utterance, sir?" – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  14. But as, unseen by him, I glanced up at his blown hair and eager parted lips, the chant seemed to grow articulate- " O Sea, I am coming! – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  15. " You may have it," said Thaddeus, hardly able to articulate, while the gift of his mother was passing into a stranger's hand. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  16. Fenton finally managed to articulate, distinctly. – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  17. To him, with rent garments and dust upon her head, and indeed all over her, suddenly appeared Molly; Molly, white with panic, breathless, unable to articulate, pointing in the direction from which she had come. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  18. Morris greeted this remark with an ardent murmur, in which she recognised nothing articulate but an assurance that she was his own dearest. – Washington Square by Henry James