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1. Uttered without the use of normal words or syllables; incomprehensible as speech or language: "a cry ... that ... sank down into an inarticulate whine" (Jack London).
2. Unable to speak; speechless: inarticulate with astonishment.
3. Unable to speak with clarity or eloquence: an inarticulate debater.
4. Going unexpressed: inarticulate sorrow.
5. Biology Not having joints or segments.

in′ar·tic′u·late·ly adv.
in′ar·tic′u·late·ness, in′ar·tic′u·la·cy (-lə-sē) n.
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n (form)Inartikuliertheit f (geh), → mangelnde Wortgewandtheit f; he was reduced to inarticulacyer konnte keine Worte mehr finden
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In 2016, he was referred to our clinic again due to 4-day dizziness and inarticulacy. NIHSS score was 3.
The frustrations of inarticulacy, of communicative failure verbally, were one source of a violent anger building to explosively violent proportions.
The curators noted that Yang, by that point, had already anticipated many artistic strategies that would come to characterize 1990s Chinese art: repeated action, intentional inarticulacy as a critical strategy, and monumentality.
May resembles Heath in her curious mixture of inner confidence and inarticulacy. She is sure she is right, but can't explain why, and doesn't see why she should have to.
It is possible that the extreme inarticulacy and evident hollowness of Theresa May in her role as leader was not simply a deficit of character and charisma, but rather followed from the internal contradictions of the political position she had adopted.
puzzling in their depth, variety, and inarticulacy.
Burton's violence, inarticulacy and immobility as well as the narrative's lack of compassion for his fate.
Milanku's funny inarticulacy in this French world, these French sentences ("Oui"), is rendered in the midst of this other voice, a mischievous and utterly serious Kunderization of language that asserts and doubts all at once.
(Stuttering covers not only inarticulacy, hut also premature articulation.) What could appear mere narrative indecision, or compulsive digression, therefore forms part of an affectively complex engagement with temporality, which we experience through appositely painful shifts in pitch and force, shifts that range from the premature blurting seen above, to a disheartened trailing-off (1.566-569).
One British brother is the nominal love interest, albeit so dorky and un-threatening he can barely stammer out his own name (bumbling inarticulacy is clearly the new manly, see also Benjy in Pitch Perfect 2); the other British brother is around 12 years old, very polite, and carries a guide to San Francisco everywhere he goes which is 'obviously' adorable (the guidebook turns out to be useful when technology breaks down, just as mobile phones give way to old-fashioned land lines).