verb (used with object), ar·tic·u·lat·ed, ar·tic·u·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), ar·tic·u·lat·ed, ar·tic·u·lat·ing.
- articular muscle,
- articular muscle of elbow,
- articular muscle of knee,
- articular nerve,
- articulated joint,
- articulated lorry,
- articulated vehicle,
Origin of articulate
Examples from the Web for articulately
No critic had ever come at Updike so relentlessly, viciously, and articulately as Wood.
The voice thrilled to his hearing, as plainly, as articulately as it had ever done when she had stood before him.The Sign of the Spider|Bertram Mitford
The story of that great epoch is all there in the Residenz, told as articulately as a palace can.The March Family Trilogy, Complete|William Dean Howells
Only you did not mean quite what you said so too articulately, and you will unsay it, if you please, and unthink it near the elms.The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846|Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
"I know who he is," said William; "I know to whom he belongs," as articulately as his agitation would allow him to speak.Deaf and Dumb!|Elizabeth Sandham
Abraham looked at him with an eye whose gaze delivered the word damn as articulately as ever his lips could have uttered the oath.My Danish Sweetheart., Volume 2 of 3|William Clark Russell
Word Origin for articulate
1590s, "to divide speech into distinct parts" (earlier "to formally bring charges against," 1550s), from Latin articulatus, past participle of articulare "to separate into joints," also "to utter distinctly," from articulus "joint" (see article). Generalized sense of "express in words" is from 1690s. Literal sense, "to join, to attach by joints," is attested from 1610s. Earlier senses, "to set forth in articles," "to bring a charge against" (1560s) now are obsolete or nearly so. Related: Articulated; articulating.
1580s in the speech sense (1570s as "formulated in articles"), from Latin articulatus (see articulate (v.)). Literal meaning "composed of segments united by joints" is from c.1600; the general sense of "speaking accurately" is short for articulate-speaking (1829). Related: Articulately.