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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

'Swan Lake' is the most difficult thing to portray for a female ballet dancer; it really requires such specific qualities of articulation, agility, strength, and the arm work is something that takes a lot of training.
Benjamin Millepied

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

The hand has the richest articulation of space.
Eduardo Chillida
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Articulation Translations

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