inarticulate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (in"är-tik'yu-lit), [key]
— adj.
  1. lacking the ability to express oneself, esp. in clear and effective speech: an inarticulate public speaker.
  2. unable to use articulate speech: inarticulate with rage.
  3. not articulate; not uttered or emitted with expressive or intelligible modulations: His mouth stuffed, he could utter only inarticulate sounds.
  4. not fully expressed or expressible: a voice choked with inarticulate agony.
  5. not jointed; having no articulation or joint.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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