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Meaning of INARTICULATE

Pronunciation:  `inâr'tikyulit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  without or deprived of the use of speech or words; "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommital"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry"
 

INARTICULATE is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: aphasic, aphonic, dumb, groaning, grunting, incoherent, moaning, mute, silent, speechless, stammering(a), stuttering(a), tongueless, tongue-tied, unarticulate, unarticulated, unspoken, voiceless, wordless
 
 Antonyms: articulate
 
 See Also: incommunicative, uncommunicative

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`ar*tic"u*late\, a. [L. inarticulatus; pref. in-
not + articulatus articulate.]
1. Not uttered with articulation or intelligible
   distinctness, as speech or words.

         Music which is inarticulate poesy.    --Dryden.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) Not jointed or articulated; having no distinct body
       segments; as, an inarticulate worm.
   (b) Without a hinge; -- said of an order ({Inarticulata}
       or {Ecardines}) of brachiopods.

3. Incapable of articulating. [R.]

         The poor earl, who is inarticulate with palsy.
                                               --Walpole.



 
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