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Pronunciation:  [adj]âr'tikyu`lit, [v]âr'tikyu`leyt, âr'tikyulut

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings"
  2. [adj]  consisting of segments held together by joints
  3. [v]  express or state clearly
  4. [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?"
  5. [v]  put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
  6. [v]  provide with a joint, as of two pieces of wood

ARTICULATE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ar*tic"u*late\, a. [L. articulatus. See
    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.
  2. \Ar*tic"u*late\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    An animal of the subkingdom Articulata.
  3. \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.
  4. \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
             To . . . articulate the dumb, deep want of the
             people.                               --Carlyle.
Biology Dictionary
  1. Jointed; having joints where separation may occur naturally; of a stem, having nodes.
  2. Having joints; jointed; provided with places where separation may take place.
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