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articulator

[ ahr-tik-yuh-ley-ter ]

noun

  1. a person or thing that articulates.
  2. Phonetics. a movable organ, as the tongue, lips, or uvula, the action of which is involved in the production of speech sounds. Compare place of articulation.
  3. Dentistry. a mechanical device, representing the jaws, to which casts may be attached: used in the making of dentures.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of articulator1

First recorded in 1770–80; articulate + -or 2

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Example Sentences

The party found few better articulators of these visions than Fred Hampton.

Kelso called him the great articulator and said that he walked in the valley of the shadow of Lindley Murray.

He was a clever articulator, and dealt largely in bones and teeth.

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