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1. Composed of distinct, meaningful syllables or words: articulate speech.
2. Expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language: an articulate speaker.
3. Characterized by the use of clear, expressive language: an articulate essay.
4. Having the power of speech.
5. Biology Consisting of sections united by joints; jointed.
v. (-lāt′) ar·tic·u·lat·ed, ar·tic·u·lat·ing, ar·tic·u·lates
1. To pronounce distinctly and carefully; enunciate.
2. To utter (a speech sound) by making the necessary movements of the speech organs.
3. To express in coherent verbal form: couldn't articulate my fears.
4. To fit together into a coherent whole; unify: a plan to articulate nursing programs throughout the state.
5. To convert (a student's credits at one school) to credits at another school by comparing the curricula.
6. Biology To unite by forming a joint or joints.
7. Architecture To give visible or concrete expression to (the composition of structural elements): a spare design in which windows and doors are barely articulated.
1. To speak clearly and distinctly.
2. To utter a speech sound.
3. Biology To form a joint; be jointed: The thighbone articulates with the bones of the hip.

[Latin articulātus, past participle of articulāre, to divide into joints, utter distinctly, from articulus, small joint; see article.]

ar·tic′u·late·ly adv.
ar·tic′u·late·ness, ar·tic′u·la·cy (-lə-sē) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.articulateness - the quality of being facile in speech and writingarticulateness - the quality of being facile in speech and writing
communicativeness - the trait of being communicative


Vivid, effective, or persuasive communication in speech or artistic performance:
وُضوح النُّطْق
kolay anlaşılabilme


nFähigkeit f, → sich gut auszudrücken


(aːˈtikjuleit) verb
to speak or pronounce. The teacher articulated (his words) very carefully.
(-lət) adjective
able to express one's thoughts clearly. He's unusually articulate for a three-year-old child.
arˈticulately (-lət-) adverb
arˈticulateness (-lət-) noun
arˌticuˈlation noun
References in classic literature ?
As he stalked away, it must be admitted that Jerry displayed pride in himself, his gait being a trifle stiff-legged, the cocking of his head back over his shoulder at the whining wild-dog having all the articulateness of: "Well, I guess I gave you enough this time.
If Walker were nominated, would he have the poise and articulateness, as Reagan did, to get his message across in an environment where such an array of powerful forces would bitterly oppose him?
expectations of family obligation and relationship: "dependence and interdependence with close emotional connectedness versus independence and autonomy; receptivity and deference to superiors in hierarchical relationships versus self-assertion and self-promotion in egalitarian-contractual relationships; communication on multiple levels and by innuendo versus verbal articulateness and forthrightness; maintaining and enhancing esteem at all costs versus forthright criticism and expressing the truth of the matter" (pp.
The second and now more widespread view stresses Caliban's implicit virtues--his innate sensitivity, rough dignity, articulateness, and intelligence--rather than his cruder characteristics.
It transpires that "reality, "being," "factual" existence--what "exists" in the full or fullest sense--is to be understood as the realm constituted by the interplay between "nature itself' and the human mind in its natural capacity for articulateness through language rooted in daily life or common sense.
Gomez demonstrates an independence and articulateness that suggest he would be an effective member of a centrist coalition of Republicans and Democrats that is badly needed to break impasses.
Almost everyone had something to say and spoke or wrote with a degree of articulateness which has never been surpassed.
This articulateness, along with the successful use of boycotts, picketing, etc.
For lack of adequate articulateness, they resort more and more to gesturing, posturing, winking, and inarticulate grumbling.
You are fingered, inescapably tagged--boxed in not by the form [such as a Census form or a class survey], but by collective presumptions and cultural prejudgments-about beauty, criminality, intelligence, manners, articulateness, merit, health, and contagion.
When he was finally interviewed on national television after being chosen in Toronto on the fourth ballot, many were surprised, as well as impressed, by his ease and articulateness in both languages.
neglect from which they suffer with an articulateness even Dickens could