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Definition of Articulation


  1. A joint or juncture between bones in the skeleton.
  2. The connection of the parts of a plant by joints, as in pods.
  3. One of the nodes or joints, as in cane and maize.
  4. One of the parts intercepted between the joints; also, a subdivision into parts at regular or irregular intervals as a result of serial intermission in growth, as in the cane, grasses, etc.
  5. The act of putting together with a joint or joints; any meeting of parts in a joint.
  6. The state of being jointed; connection of parts.
  7. The utterance of the elementary sounds of a language by the appropriate movements of the organs, as in pronunciation; as, a distinct articulation.
  8. A sound made by the vocal organs; an articulate utterance or an elementary sound, esp. a consonant.

Articulation Quotations

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything I've ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it.
Toni Morrison

When articulation is impossible, gesticulation comes to the rescue.
William Safire

A lot of those little things that I really like doing are just moments of cool articulation, just little moments of phrasing that probably go over everybody's head.
Steve Vai

In nations where the voices of intolerance are most visible and momentarily powerful, it is in our long run interests to remain firm in our clear articulation that the use of violence in response to speech is to be condemned.
Eliot Spitzer
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Articulation Translations

articulation in German is Artikulation {f}
articulation in Swedish is artikulation, artikulera

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