Definitions

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  • adj. Not articulated; not connected by a joint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not articulated; not jointed or connected by a joint.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology, not articulated; not jointed; inarticulate.
  • In Brachiopoda, of or pertaining to the Inarticulata; having the shell hingeless; lyopomatous.

Etymologies

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in- +‎ articulated

Examples

  • The if almost dropt inarticulated: but he added – 'I shall make some further enquiries before I venture to say any more.'

    Camilla

  • “I am very well, —” cried she, not knowing what she answered, “I am quite well, — pray go, — I am very —” her words died away inarticulated.

    Cecilia

  • So when voters tell pollsters one thing, and their brain shows another, it's not a lie but an inarticulated truth.

    CNN Transcript Feb 5, 2008

  • Each of those impinge on consciousness in a different manner: the preverbal, often as impulses and inarticulated urges; the verbal, as vocal or subvocal narratives; the transverbal, as luminosities, higher cognitions, and transcendental affects from bliss to cosmic agony.

    Subpersonalities -- An Integral Theoretical Model

  • Luke, too, had his private methods of reviving the alcoholic, but the old Captain, opening an unfocusing eye from time to time and offering occasional inarticulated words, had defeated them.

    More Work for the Undertaker

  • There can be no doubt that birds have a language which the youngsters soon come to understand, however simple and inarticulated it may be.

    Our Bird Comrades

  • The great tragedian hisses out a positive whisper, made with bated breath, and produced by inarticulated tongue-formed sounds, but yet he is audible through the whole house.

    Barchester Towers

  • There is therefore little room for wonder, if we find the same individual, whom we once knew a sheepish and irresolute schoolboy, that hung his head, that replied with inarticulated monotony, and stammered out his meaning, metamorphosed into a thoroughly manly character, who may take his place on the bench with senators, and deliver a grave and matured opinion as well as the best.

    Thoughts on Man: His Nature, Productions, and Discoveries

  • "I am very well, --" cried she, not knowing what she answered, "I am quite well, -- pray go, -- I am very --" her words died away inarticulated.

    Cecilia; Or, Memoirs of an Heiress — Volume 3

  • I frankly doubt Obama's shifting American Middle Eastern policies including that towards Israel is any deliberate overarching inarticulated policy to have the Muslim Islamist world take over America as Gary posits.

    Israpundit

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