Definition and Meanings for articulate

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Articulate is ranked 12,119 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of articulate

adjective, noun, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb

Etymology of articulate

l. articulatus. see articulata

Meaning of articulate


as adjective

  • expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars.
  • jointed; formed with joints; consisting of segments united by joints; as, articulate animals or plants.
  • distinctly uttered; spoken so as to be intelligible; characterized by division into words and syllables; as, articulate speech, sounds, words.

as noun

  • an animal of the subkingdom articulata.

as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to utter articulate sounds; to utter the elementary sounds of a language; to enunciate; to speak distinctly.
  • to treat or make terms.
  • to join or be connected by articulation.

as transitive verb

  • to joint; to unite by means of a joint; to put together with joints or at the joints.
  • to draw up or write in separate articles; to particularize; to specify.
  • to form, as the elementary sounds; to utter in distinct syllables or words; to enunciate; as, to articulate letters or language.
  • to express distinctly; to give utterance to.
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