Ar*tic"u*late (?), a. [L.
articulatus. See Articulata.] 1.
Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars.
2. Jointed; formed with joints; consisting of
segments united by joints; as, articulate animals or
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.
Ar*tic"u*late, n. (Zoöl.) 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
2. To treat or make terms. [Obs.]
3. To join or be connected by
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
Luther articulated himself upon a process that hand
already begun in the Christian church.
To . . . articulate the dumb, deep want of the