Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that articulates: an articulator of the students' concerns.
  • n. One of the organs of speech, such as the lips or tongue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who, or that which, articulates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, articulates; as: (a) One who enunciates distinctly. (b) One who prepares and mounts skeletons. (c) An instrument to cure stammering.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who articulates. One who utters or pronounces words.
  • n. One who articulates bones or mounts skeletons.
  • n. An apparatus for obtaining the correct articulation of artificial sets of teeth.
  • n. A contrivance for preventing or curing stammering.
  • n. An attachment to the telephone, producing regularity of vibrations and smoothness of tone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who pronounces words
  • n. a movable speech organ

Etymologies

articulate +‎ -or (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It’s an ancient relative of mammals, and the jaw joint in this animal is formed by two bones, that blue one marked by a “Q” in the top jaw and the red one, which is called the articulator, in the lower jaw.

    What a difference a day makes. - The Panda's Thumb

  • "He became the articulator of what I had felt," notes Black, who had seen the aftermath of the worst of Nazi atrocities when he helped liberate Buchenwald while serving in the Army during World War II.

    Chris Benson: King's First Chicago Speech: A Message of Hope That Still Resonates and Challenges

  • Who is to be blamed, the articulator or the reader.

    Obama: Bush and McCain 'have a lot to answer for'

  • To Kaldestad I said, "Do you usually send the whole model back to the lab or just knock them off the articulator?"

    Static

  • The national security adviser should not try to compete with the Secretary of State or the Secretary of Defense as the articulator of public policy, the report had concluded; rather, he should generally operate offstage.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • Kissinger was also the administrations principal off-the-record policy articulator and spokesman.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • When taking on a public role, the adviser becomes not just a confidential counselor to the president and manager of the process but a public articulator and advocate for particular policies.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • One need not be the brilliant articulator that he is to be able to say something that begins, I am honored to receive this award and thank the Nobel Committee blah blah blah ....

    THE POWER OF AN AWARD

  • And he -- he never, ever lost that sense of his principles, and was such a fine articulator of them, and really a-- a pussycat and a softy.

    CNN Transcript Aug 18, 2009

  • To national Republicans getting a glimpse of him for the first time, Romney seemed heaven-sent: A youthful, passionate, telegenic articulator of everything they believed – and what a family he had, too!

    Remember When It Was Supposed to Be Clinton Versus Romney?

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