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.

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  • 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.
  • 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


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in- +‎ articulate



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  • You inarticulated it well!

    December 11, 2009

  • Love it, AZ!

    December 11, 2009