ar·tic·u·late /-ˌlet/ 動詞
1. Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars. [Archaic]
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. Zool. 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.]
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.”
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.
adj 1: expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear
expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an
articulate orator"; "articulate beings" [ant: inarticulate]
2: consisting of segments held together by joints [syn: articulated]
v 1: provide with a joint; "the carpenter jointed two pieces of
wood" [syn: joint]
2: put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns
to the board of trustees" [syn: give voice, formulate,
3: 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?" [syn: pronounce,
enounce, sound out, enunciate, say]
4: express or state clearly [syn: enunciate, vocalize, vocalise]