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[adj] expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings"
[adj] consisting of segments held together by joints
[v] express or state clearly
[v] speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
[v] put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
[v] provide with a joint, as of two pieces of wood

Misc. Definitions

\Ar*tic"u*late\, a. [L. articulatus. See {Articulata}.]
1. Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars. [Archaic] --Bacon.
2. Jointed; formed with joints; consisting of segments united by joints; as, articulate animals or plants.
3. Distinctly uttered; spoken so as to be intelligible; characterized by division into words and syllables; as, articulate speech, sounds, words. Total changes of party and articulate opinion. --Carlyle.
\Ar*tic"u*late\, n. (Zo["o]l.) An animal of the subkingdom Articulata.
\Ar*tic"u*late\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Articulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Articulating}].
1. To utter articulate sounds; to utter the elementary sounds of a language; to enunciate; to speak distinctly.
2. To treat or make terms. [Obs.] --Shak.
3. To join or be connected by articulation.
\Ar*tic"u*late\, v. t.
1. To joint; to unite by means of a joint; to put together with joints or at the joints.
2. To draw up or write in separate articles; to particularize; to specify. [Obs.]
3. To form, as the elementary sounds; to utter in distinct syllables or words; to enunciate; as, to articulate letters or language. ``To articulate a word.'' --Ray.
4. To express distinctly; to give utterance to. Luther articulated himself upon a process that hand already begun in the Christian church. --Bibliotheca Sacra. To . . . articulate the dumb, deep want of the people. --Carlyle.

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