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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.
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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.
His articulateness and gregariousness makes Mark a popular motivational speaker to students and communities.
There were many other tweets which hailed Clinton's clear headedness and articulateness, with many users asserting she should have been the president of the U.
His intelligence, his articulateness, and his writing--all three of those in combination were far better than any law student that I had ever worked with.
With texting, the expectation for articulateness is further reduced, and another shell is offered to hide in.
1) In a recent article reviewing the trajectory of the Project, Paola Cavalieri acknowledges the articulateness of Wolfe's argument.
But when she spoke she was riveting, her salient intelligence and articulateness were a force to be reckoned with.
1992) included thirteen criteria to measure different creative strengths: emotional expressiveness, storytelling articulateness, movement or action, expressiveness of titles, synthesis of lines or circles, unusual visualization, internal visualization, extending or breaking boundaries, humor, richness of imagery, colorfulness of imagery, and fantasy.
The rural sector contains most of the poverty and most of the low-cost sources of potential advance; but the urban sector contains most of the articulateness, organization and power.
Hines is clearly the secondary guest as far as Zucker is concerned, yet he is the one who often predominates the proceedings with his commanding articulateness as well as his tendency to answer questions with lengthy and thorough responses.
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?
This approach is understandable when consideration is given to the fact that the most popular slave narratives were written during slavery, when literacy and articulateness among enslaved black people was viewed as threatening.