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articulate

ar·tic·u·late

articulate

 
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: ar tIk y lt
definition 1: spoken in clear and distinct words or syllables.
Each syllable that the actor spoke was perfectly articulate.
synonyms:
clear, distinct, enunciated
antonyms:
inarticulate, unintelligible
similar words:
audible, comprehensible, intelligible, understandable
definition 2: having the power of speech.
Humans are articulate beings.
synonyms:
talking
antonyms:
dumb, mute
similar words:
speaking, vocal
definition 3: having facility with words; fluent.
Having an articulate instructor makes lectures more interesting and comprehensible.He's articulate, but he doesn't always have his facts straight.
synonyms:
communicative, eloquent, fluent, well-spoken
antonyms:
inarticulate
similar words:
glib, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken, talkative
definition 4: presented clearly and effectively; cogent.
The police chief gave an articulate explanation of the events that had occurred.
synonyms:
cogent, eloquent, lucid
antonyms:
inarticulate, incoherent
similar words:
fluent, persuasive, well-spoken
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: ar tIk y leIt
inflections: articulated, articulates, articulating
definition 1: to speak or pronounce (words or syllables) clearly and distinctly.
You need to articulate the words so that the audience can understand what you're saying.
synonyms:
enunciate, pronounce
antonyms:
mumble
similar words:
express, speak, vocalize
definition 2: to make the physical movements necessary in order to utter (speech sounds).
She has difficulty articulating some of the consonants.
synonyms:
say
similar words:
vocalize, voice
definition 3: to express effectively.
She articulated the reasons for the group's opposition.
synonyms:
enunciate
similar words:
elucidate, explain, explicate, expound, phrase, voice
definition 4: to unite by, or as though by, joints.
The structure has been carefully articulated.
similar words:
connect, hinge, join, joint, unite
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: ar tIk y leIt
definition 1: to utter or pronounce a speech sound or sounds.
The injury to his jaw makes it difficult for him to articulate.
synonyms:
speak
similar words:
enunciate, pronounce, vocalize
definition 2: to speak distinctly.
Please articulate so that we can understand you.
synonyms:
enunciate
antonyms:
mumble
derivations: articulable (adj.), articulated (adj.), articulately (adv.), articulacy (n.), articulateness (n.)