- the act or process of articulating speech.
- the adjustments and movements of speech organs involved in pronouncing a particular sound, taken as a whole.
- any one of these adjustments and movements.
- any speech sound, especially a consonant.
- a joint or place between two parts where separation may take place spontaneously, as at the point of attachment of a leaf.
- a node in a stem, or the space between two nodes.
- the positioning of teeth in a denture, usually on an articulator, for correct occlusion.
- the bringing of opposing tooth surfaces into contact with each other.
- the relations of the upper and lower natural or artificial teeth in occlusion.
Origin of articulation
Examples from the Web for articulatory
Articulatory epideme: the partly chitinized membrane by which the wings are attached to the thorax.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
One made without any change in the position of the articulatory organs during its emission.
The articulatory department is all which remains to be described.Seed Thoughts for Singers|Frank Herbert Tubbs
One that is modified but not obstructed by the articulatory organs.
There is more definiteness of impression and readiness of recall for auditory than for articulatory motor sense feelings.The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song|F. W. Mott
British Dictionary definitions for articulatory
- the process of articulating a speech sound
- the sound so produced, esp a consonant
- a joint such as that between bones or arthropod segments
- the way in which jointed parts are connected
Word Origin and History for articulatory
early 15c., "a joint or joining; setting of bones," from Old French articulation, from Medieval Latin articulationem (nominative articulatio) "separation into joints," noun of action from past participle stem of articulare "to separate (meat) into joints," also "to utter distinctly," from articulus, diminutive of artus "joint" (see article).