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articulation (ɑːˌtɪkjʊˈleɪʃən Pronunciation for articulation

Definitions

noun

  1. the act or process of speaking or expressing in words
    1. the process of articulating a speech sound
    2. the sound so produced, esp a consonant
  2. the act or the state of being jointed together
  3. the form or manner in which something is jointed
  4. (zoology)
    1. a joint such as that between bones or arthropod segments
    2. the way in which jointed parts are connected
  5. (botany) the part of a plant at which natural separation occurs, such as the joint between leaf and stem
  6. a joint or jointing

Derived Forms

arˈticulatory adjective

Synonyms

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= expression, delivery, pronunciation, speech, saying, talking, voicing, speaking, utterance, diction, enunciation, vocalization, verbalization
= voicing, statement, expression, verbalization
= joint, coupling, jointing, connection, hinge, juncture

Example Sentences Including 'articulation'

She heard the articulation of a perfectly fitted door on a very fine car: it shut precisely with a click.
McCorquodale, Robin Dansville
The head was lying over at an unnatural angle and, checking the articulation , Walsh found it loose and floppy, the neck clearly broken.
Parkes, Roger Riot
She seemed intensely interested in spoons or teacups, or in the clear articulation of her words as she searched his face and spoke to him.
Zindell, David The Broken God

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