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RELATED WORDS

articulateness, expressiveness, expressivity, fluency, oratory, volubility

Nearby words

articular muscle, articular muscle of elbow, articular muscle of knee, articular nerve, articularly, articulate, articulated, articulated joint, articulated lorry, articulated vehicle, articulatio

Origin of articulate

First recorded in 1545–55, articulate is from the Latin word articulātus, past participle of articulāre to divide into distinct parts. See article, -ate1
SYNONYMS FOR articulate
9 enunciate.
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British Dictionary definitions for articulacy

articulate


adjective (ɑːˈtɪkjʊlɪt)

verb (ɑːˈtɪkjʊˌleɪt)

Derived Formsarticulately, adverbarticulateness or articulacy, noun

Word Origin for articulate

C16: from Latin articulāre to divide into joints; see article
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Medicine definitions for articulacy

articulate

[ är-tĭkyə-lĭt ]

adj.

Capable of speaking distinctly and connectedly.
Consisting of sections united by joints; jointed.

v.

To speak distinctly and connectedly.
To join or connect together loosely to allow motion between the parts.
To unite by forming a joint or joints.
To form a joint; be jointed.
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