Endowed with the power of speech. Composed of distinct, meaningful syllables or words, as human speech. Expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language: an articulate speaker. Characterized by the use of clear, expressive language: an articulate essay. Anatomy Consisting of sections united by joints; jointed. To pronounce distinctly and carefully; enunciate. To utter (a speech sound) by making the necessary movements of the speech organs. To express in coherent verbal form; give words to: couldn't articulate my fears. To fit together into a coherent whole; unify: a plan to articulate nursing programs throughout the state. Anatomy To unite by forming a joint or joints. Architecture To give visible or concrete expression to (the composition of structural elements): a spare design in which windows and doors are barely articulated. To speak clearly and distinctly. To utter a speech sound. Anatomy To form a joint; be jointed: The thighbone articulates with the bones of the hip.