in|ar|tic´u|late|ness

in|ar|tic´u|late|ness
in|ar|tic|u|late «IHN ahr TIHK yuh liht», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. not distinct; not uttered in distinct syllables or words; not like regular speech: »

When they called to him they heard only an inarticulate mutter. A baby makes inarticulate sounds.

2. unable to speak in words; dumb: »

Cats and dogs are inarticulate.

SYNONYM(S): mute, speechless.
3. not able to put one's thoughts or feelings into words easily and clearly: »

His grief made him inarticulate.

4. Zoology. a) not jointed or hinged; not composed of jointed segments: »

A jellyfish's body is inarticulate.

b) of or belonging to a division of brachiopods with nonarticulate valves.
–n.
the quality of being inarticulate: »

Each venture is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate. (T. S. Eliot).

[< Latin inarticulātus < in- not + articulāre to articulate]
in|ar|tic´u|late|ly, adverb.
in|ar|tic´u|late|ness, noun.

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  • ar|tic´u|late|ly — ar|tic|u|late «adjective, noun. ahr TIHK yuh liht; verb. ahr TIHK yuh layt», adjective, verb, lat|ed, lat|ing, noun. –adj. 1. spoken in distinct syllables or words: »A baby cries and gurgles but does not use articulate speech. SYNONYM(S): clear,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ar|tic|u|late — «adjective, noun. ahr TIHK yuh liht; verb. ahr TIHK yuh layt», adjective, verb, lat|ed, lat|ing, noun. –adj. 1. spoken in distinct syllables or words: »A baby cries and gurgles but does not use articulate speech. SYNONYM(S): clear, intelligible …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|ar|tic´u|late|ly — in|ar|tic|u|late «IHN ahr TIHK yuh liht», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. not distinct; not uttered in distinct syllables or words; not like regular speech: »When they called to him they heard only an inarticulate mutter. A baby makes inarticulate… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|ar|tic|u|late — «IHN ahr TIHK yuh liht», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. not distinct; not uttered in distinct syllables or words; not like regular speech: »When they called to him they heard only an inarticulate mutter. A baby makes inarticulate sounds. 2. unable to… …   Useful english dictionary

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