from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Uttered without the use of normal words or syllables; incomprehensible as speech or language: "a cry . . . that . . . sank down into an inarticulate whine” ( Jack London).
- adj. Unable to speak; speechless: inarticulate with astonishment.
- adj. Unable to speak with clarity or eloquence: an inarticulate debater.
- adj. Going unexpressed: inarticulate sorrow.
- adj. Biology Not having joints or segments.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. not articulated in normal words
- adj. speechless
- adj. unable to speak with any clarity
- adj. not having joints or other articulations
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not uttered with articulation or intelligible distinctness, as speech or words.
- adj. Not jointed or articulated; having no distinct body segments.
- adj. Without a hinge; -- said of an order (Inarticulata or Ecardines) of brachiopods.
- adj. Incapable of articulating.
- adj. Incapable of expressing one's ideas or feelings clearly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In anatomy and zoology, not articulated; having no articulation or joint; specifically, of or pertaining to the Inarticulata; lyopomatous; ecardinal.
- Not articulate; not uttered or emitted with expressive or intelligible modulations, as sounds or speech; not distinct or with distinction of syllables.
- Not articulating or speaking; incapable of expressing thought in speech.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. without or deprived of the use of speech or words
in- + articulate (Wiktionary)