Semi-articulate



adjective
1.
uttered clearly in distinct syllables.
2.
capable of speech; not speechless.
3.
using language easily and fluently; having facility with words:
an articulate speaker.
4.
expressed, formulated, or presented with clarity and effectiveness:
an articulate thought.
5.
made clear, distinct, and precise in relation to other parts:
an articulate form; an articulate shape; an articulate area.
6.
(of ideas, form, etc.) having a meaningful relation to other parts:
an articulate image.
7.
having parts or distinct areas organized into a coherent or meaningful whole; unified:
an articulate system of philosophy.
8.
Zoology. having joints or articulations; composed of segments.
verb (used with object), articulated, articulating.
9.
to utter clearly and distinctly; pronounce with clarity.
10.
Phonetics. to make the movements and adjustments of the speech organs necessary to utter (a speech sound).
11.
to give clarity or distinction to:
to articulate a shape; to articulate an idea.
12.
Dentistry. to position or reposition (teeth); subject to articulation.
13.
to unite by a joint or joints.
14.
to reveal or make distinct:
an injection to articulate arteries so that obstructions can be observed by x-ray.
verb (used without object), articulated, articulating.
15.
to pronounce clearly each of a succession of speech sounds, syllables, or words; enunciate:
to articulate with excessive precision.
16.
Phonetics. to articulate a speech sound.
17.
Anatomy, Zoology. to form a joint.
18.
Obsolete. to make terms of agreement.
noun
19.
a segmented invertebrate.
adjective (ɑːˈtɪkjʊlɪt)
1.
able to express oneself fluently and coherently: an articulate lecturer
2.
having the power of speech
3.
distinct, clear, or definite; well-constructed: an articulate voice, an articulate document
4.
(zoology) (of arthropods and higher vertebrates) possessing joints or jointed segments
verb (ɑːˈtɪkjʊˌleɪt)
5.
to speak or enunciate (words, syllables, etc) clearly and distinctly
6.
(transitive) to express coherently in words
7.
(intransitive) (zoology) to be jointed or form a joint
8.
(transitive) to separate into jointed segments

articulate ar·tic·u·late (är-tĭk’yə-lĭt)
adj.

Capable of speaking distinctly and connectedly.

Consisting of sections united by joints; jointed.

v. ar·tic·u·lat·ed, ar·tic·u·lat·ing, ar·tic·u·lates (-lāt’)

To speak distinctly and connectedly.

To join or connect together loosely to allow motion between the parts.

To unite by forming a joint or joints.

To form a joint; be jointed.

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