Definition of Inarticulate

1. Adjective. Without or deprived of the use of speech or words. "An inarticulate cry"




Definition of Inarticulate

1. a. Not uttered with articulation or intelligible distinctness, as speech or words.

Definition of Inarticulate

1. Adjective. (context: of speech) not articulated in normal words ¹

2. Adjective. speechless ¹

3. Adjective. unable to speak with any clarity ¹

4. Adjective. (biology) not having joints or other articulations ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inarticulate

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Inarticulate

1. 1. Not uttered with articulation or intelligible distinctness, as speech or words. "Music which is inarticulate poesy." (Dryden) 2. Not jointed or articulated; having no distinct body segments; as, an inarticulate worm. Without a hinge; said of an order (Inarticulata or Ecardines) of brachiopods. 3. Incapable of articulating. "The poor earl, who is inarticulate with palsy." (Walpole) Origin: L. Inarticulatus; pref. In- not + articulatus articulate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inarticulate

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inarguable
inarguably
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inartful
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inarticulability
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inarticulate (current term)
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inasmuch
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inattention

Literary usage of Inarticulate

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1. An Introduction to the Study of Language by Leonard Bloomfield (1914)
"The inarticulate outcry. We have seen that oni linguistic utterances are part of the expressive movements which attend every experience. ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"In Fox's own pamphlets, though his emotion sometimes renders him inarticulate, there is often a surprising elevation of thought, and an unstudied dignity of ..."

3. Shakspere and His Forerunners: Studies in Elizabethan Poetry and Its by Sidney Lanier (1902)
"... this lamentable play there could be no fitter epilogue than these sullen shots from behind the curtain, like inarticulate cries from beyond the grave. ..."

4. Some Imagist Poets: An Anthology by Richard Aldington (1917)
"... inarticulate GRIEF LET the sea beat its thin torn hands In anguish against the shore, Let it moan Between headland and cliff; Let the sea shriek out its ..."

5. English Prose (1137-1890) by John Matthews Manly (1909)
"He ran up to her—caught her in his arms —gasped out some inarticulate words of thanks, and fairly sobbed on her shoulder. She did not know the cause of his ..."

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