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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:
Adv.1.articulately - with eloquence; "he expressed his ideas eloquently"
inarticulately, ineloquently - without eloquence; in an inarticulate manner; "the freshman expresses his thoughts inarticulately"
2.articulately - in an articulate manner; "he argued articulately for his plan"
inarticulately - in an inarticulate manner; "he talked inarticulately about the accident that had just taken his wife's life"
بِنُطْقِ واضِح
skÿrlega; léttilega


[ɑːˈtɪkjʊlɪtlɪ] ADV [speak, express o.s.] → con facilidad, fluidamente; [pronounce] → articulando bien


adv pronounceartikuliert; write, express oneselfklar, flüssig; an articulately presented argumenteine klar verständlich vorgetragene These


[ɑːˈtɪkjʊlɪtlɪ] advchiaramente


(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 ?
replied the Chancellor, as articulately as he could with a pen between his lips.
At any rate, their further attempts to communicate articulately were interrupted by a knock on the door, and the entrance of a maid who, with a due sense of mystery, announced that a lady wished to see Miss Hilbery, but refused to allow her name to be given.
I had also arrived to some little diversions and amusements, which made the time pass a great deal more pleasantly with me than it did before - first, I had taught my Poll, as I noted before, to speak; and he did it so familiarly, and talked so articulately and plain, that it was very pleasant to me; and he lived with me no less than six-and-twenty years.
You/ are a murderer," the man answered still more articulately and emphatically, with a smile of triumphant hatred, and again he looked straight into Raskolnikov's pale face and stricken eyes.
He needs an audience as a challenge and also as a stimulus to his ideas, which he can promote articulately.
Shawn Flury, director of the Oregon Green Cross, said Carp's remarks show the judge is biased against the medical marijuana law and against Hardy because Hardy's learning disability prevented him from answering the judge's questions articulately.
The mark of a true professional is the player who stands up to be counted when the chips are down, and the young on-loan defender did just that when he spoke thoughtfully and articulately after his dramatic red card at Cardiff last week.
City Forum representative Colin Wilkes said: "We want someone who can speak clearly and articulately, has a knowledge of the city and its history, is civic minded and can act as an ambassador.
One reason such laws have passed is the strong presence of responsible women from the business and professional communities who have articulately testified at State House hearings that this sort of protection is a good thing.
Though Julian is perhaps best known as Augustine's opponent in the confrontation over grace, he is a much richer personality and a more interesting and important figure who deserves to be studied as more than the man who has most articulately defended human freedom and autonomy against the Augustinian doctrines of original sin and grace.
Dennis Behreandt's lucid article "Y2K and 9-11" (August 12th issue of TNA) states the problem articulately and straightforwardly.