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.

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 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.