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in·ar·tic·u·late / ˌinärˈtikyəlit/ • adj. 1. unable to speak distinctly or express oneself clearly: he was inarticulate with abashment and regret. ∎  not clearly expressed or pronounced: inarticulate complaints of inadequate remuneration. ∎  having no distinct meaning; unintelligible: lurching up and down uttering inarticulate cries. ∎  not expressed; unspoken: mention of her mother filled her with inarticulate irritation.2. without joints or articulations. ∎ Zool. denoting a brachiopod in which the valves of the shell have no hinge and are held together by muscles.DERIVATIVES: in·ar·tic·u·la·cy / -ləsē/·ar·tic·u·late·ly·ar·tic·u·late·ness n.