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1. The act of vocal expression; utterance or enunciation: an articulation of the group's sentiments.
a. The act or manner of producing a speech sound.
b. A speech sound, especially a consonant.
a. A jointing together or being jointed together.
b. The method or manner of jointing.
4. Anatomy
a. A fixed or movable joint between bones.
b. A movable joint between inflexible parts of the body of an animal, as the divisions of an appendage in arthropods.
5. Botany
a. A joint between two separable parts, as a leaf and a stem.
b. A node or a space on a stem between two nodes.
6. The conversion of a student's credits at one school to credits at another school by comparing the curricula.

ar·tic′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē), ar·tic′u·la′tive (-lā′tĭv, -lə-tĭv) adj.
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Adj.1.articulatory - of or relating to articulation; "articulatory features"; "articulatory phonetics"


[ɑːˈtɪkjʊlətərɪ] ADJarticulatorio
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As Isac and Reiss note, the phenomenon of allophones demonstrate the "construction of experience" that is intrinsic to phonological representations in that two sounds that, in reality, are acoustically and articulatorily different, are perceived as the same.
Pronunciation errors: errors in which portions of various verb forms were either deleted or substituted by less articulatorily complex sounds.
The term "covert contrast" was coined by Hewlett (1988) to describe what is categorized as phonemic contrast--auditorily unperceivable, yet acoustically and/or articulatorily detectable.
The former is usually adopted by speakers who have previous exposure to British English; the latter, which is articulatorily closer to [ae], is generally preferred by other ESL/EFL speakers (Celce-Murcia et al.