What does the word articulate mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To pronounce; enunciate; utter articulate sounds.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To joint together.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: noun

  • An invertebrate animal with segmented body, as an insect.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Articulately.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Having distinct syllables; distinctly uttered.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Jointed; segmented.

Usage examples for articulate

  1. And I was so angry and indignant with myself because I had to stop, when there were so many, many things that I wanted to say, if only my dry lips could articulate the words. – Mary Marie by Eleanor H. Porter
  2. In general the language of the understanding is articulate speech, that of the emotions is music. – Wagner's Tristan und Isolde by George Ainslie Hight
  3. But Slinn's trembling fingers could scarcely unfold the paper; and as his eyes fell upon its contents, his convulsive lips could not articulate a word. – A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready by Bret Harte