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Verb: articulate  aa(r)'tik-yu-lut
  1. (carpentry) provide with a joint
    "the carpenter articulated two pieces of wood";
    - joint
     
  2. Put into words or an expression
    "He articulated his concerns to the board of trustees";
    - give voice, formulate, word, phrase
     
  3. Say (a word, phrase or syllable) in a certain way
    "She articulates French words in a funny way";
    - pronounce, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say
     
  4. Unite by forming a joint or joints
    "the ankle bone articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle bones"
     
  5. Express or state clearly
    - enunciate, vocalize, vocalise [Brit]
Adjective: articulate  aa(r)'tik-yu-lut
  1. Having fluent speech characterized by clear expressive language
    "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings"
     
  2. Consisting of segments held together by joints
    - articulated

Derived forms: articulated, articulates, articulating

See also: communicative, communicatory, eloquent, facile, fluent, jointed, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken, speech-endowed, spoken, well-spoken

Type of: connect, evince, express, furnish, join, link, link up, provide, render, say, show, state, supply, tell, unite

Antonym: inarticulate

Encyclopedia: Articulate