In`ar*tic"u*late (?), a. [L. inarticulatus; pref. in- not + articulatus articulate.]

1.

Not uttered with articulation or intelligible distinctness, as speech or words.

Music which is inarticulate poesy. Dryden.

2. Zool. (a)

Not jointed or articulated; having no distinct body segments; as, an inarticulate worm.

(b)

Without a hinge; -- said of an order (Inarticulata or Ecardines) of brachiopods.

3.

Incapable of articulating.

[R.]

The poor earl, who is inarticulate with palsy. Walpole.

<-- 4. incapable of expressing one's ideas or feelings clearly. -->

 

© Webster 1913.

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