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Word: articulate

Definition: effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints

Sentences Containing 'articulate'

A sound of craving and eagerness that had nothing articulate in it but blood.
Maximilian tried to speak, but he could articulate nothing; he staggered, and supported himself against the wainscot.
He wished to articulate a last farewell, but his tongue lay motionless and heavy in his throat, like a stone at the mouth of a sepulchre.
We have also divers strange and artificial echoes, reflecting the voice many times, and as it were tossing it: and some that give back the voice louder than it came, some shriller, and some deeper; yea, some rendering the voice differing in the letters or articulate sound from that they receive.
How the workers have been rendered sterile is a difficulty; but not much greater than that of any other striking modification of structure; for it can be shown that some insects and other articulate animals in a state of nature occasionally become sterile; and if such insects had been social, and it had been profitable to the community that a number should have been annually born capable of work, but incapable of procreation, I can see no especial difficulty in this having been effected through natural selection.
The portion which rises to articulate with the skull is called the ASCENDING RAMUS.
TARSI).--The jointed feet of articulate animals, such as insects.
The hearing of an articulate voice and rational discourse in the dark assures us of the presence of some person: Why?
The mere vehemence of her words can convey, I am sensible, but a weak impression of the passion by which she was possessed, and which made itself articulate in her whole figure, though her voice, instead of being raised, was lower than usual.
His voice was shrill, but very clear and articulate; and I could distinctly hear it when I stood up.
But my good star would have it, that he appeared pleased with my voice and gestures, and began to look upon me as a curiosity, much wondering to hear me pronounce articulate words, although he could not understand them.
He spoke often to me; but the sound of his voice pierced my ears like that of a water-mill, yet his words were articulate enough.
While he and I were thus employed, another horse came up; who applying himself to the first in a very formal manner, they gently struck each other’s right hoof before, neighing several times by turns, and varying the sound, which seemed to be almost articulate.

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