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ARTICULATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does articulate mean? 

ARTICULATE (adjective)
  The adjective ARTICULATE has 2 senses:

1. expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language
2. consisting of segments held together by joints

  Familiarity information: ARTICULATE used as an adjective is rare.


ARTICULATE (verb)
  The verb ARTICULATE has 4 senses:

1. provide with a joint
2. put into words or an expression
3. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
4. express or state clearly

  Familiarity information: ARTICULATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ARTICULATE (adjective)


Sense 1articulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language

Context examples:

articulate speech / an articulate orator / articulate beings

Similar:

well-spoken (speaking or spoken fittingly or pleasingly)

speech-endowed (capable of speech)

pronounced (produced by the organs of speech)

eloquent; facile; fluent; silver; silver-tongued; smooth-spoken (expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively)

articulated (pronounced distinctly and clearly)

Also:

communicative; communicatory (able or tending to communicate)

spoken (uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination)

Antonym:

inarticulate (without or deprived of the use of speech or words)


Sense 2articulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Consisting of segments held together by joints

Synonyms:

articulated; articulate

Similar:

jointed (having joints or jointed segments)


ARTICULATE (verb)


Sense 1articulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide with a joint

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

articulate; joint

Context example:

the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood

Hypernyms (to "articulate" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Domain category:

carpentry; woodwork; woodworking (the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2articulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put into words or an expression

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

word; phrase; give voice; articulate; formulate

Context example:

He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees

Hypernyms (to "articulate" is one way to...):

evince; express; show (give expression to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "articulate"):

formularise; formularize (express as a formula)

dogmatise; dogmatize (state as a dogma)

lexicalise; lexicalize (make or coin into a word or accept a new word into the lexicon of a language)

ask (direct or put; seek an answer to)

cast; couch; frame; put; redact (formulate in a particular style or language)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3articulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

sound out; pronounce; enunciate; enounce; articulate; say

Context examples:

She pronounces French words in a funny way / I cannot say 'zip wire' / Can the child sound out this complicated word?

"Articulate" entails doing...:

mouth; speak; talk; utter; verbalise; verbalize (express in speech)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "articulate"):

twang (pronounce with a nasal twang)

labialise; labialize; round (pronounce with rounded lips)

lisp (speak with a lisp)

accent; accentuate; stress (put stress on; utter with an accent)

vocalise; vocalize; vowelise; vowelize (pronounce as a vowel)

click (produce a click)

trill (pronounce with a trill, of the phoneme 'r')

sibilate (pronounce with an initial sibilant)

flap (pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds)

explode (cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/)

roll (pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/)

drawl (lengthen and slow down or draw out)

syllabise; syllabize (utter with distinct articulation of each syllable)

devoice (utter with tense vocal chords)

raise (pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth)

lilt (articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way)

palatalise; palatalize (pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate)

nasalise; nasalize (speak nasally or through the nose)

mispronounce; misspeka (pronounce a word incorrectly)

aspirate (pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds)

sound; vocalise; vocalize; voice (utter with vibrating vocal chords)

retroflex (articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate)

subvocalise; subvocalize (articulate without making audible sounds)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4articulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express or state clearly

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

enunciate; vocalise; articulate; vocalize

Hypernyms (to "articulate" is one way to...):

say; state; tell (express in words)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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