1. [ verb ] speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
Synonyms: say pronounce enunciate sound_out enounce

"She pronounces French words in a funny way" "I cannot say `zip wire'" "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

Related terms: stress explode voice drawl raise syllabize aspirate sibilate subvocalize lilt twang round palatalize devoice click trill mispronounce flap explode roll vocalize lisp subvocalise nasalise retroflex articulator enunciation pronunciation pronunciation talk
2. [ verb ] put into words or an expression
Synonyms: formulate phrase word give_voice

"He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

Related terms: express frame ask dogmatize formularize lexicalize word word articulation formulation conceptualization wording
3. [ verb ] provide with a joint
Synonyms: joint

"the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood"

Related terms: supply carpentry articulation articulation jointer
4. [ adjective ] expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language

"articulate speech" "an articulate orator" "articulate beings"

Related terms: inarticulate eloquent speaking well-spoken well-spoken pronounced articulated spoken communicative
5. [ adjective ] consisting of segments held together by joints
Synonyms: articulated
Related terms: unarticulated jointed
6. [ verb ] express or state clearly
Synonyms: enunciate vocalise vocalize
Related terms: state enunciation
Similar spelling:   articulated