ar·​tic·​u·​la·​cy är-ˈti-kyə-lə-sē How to pronounce articulacy (audio)
chiefly British
: the quality or state of being articulate

Examples of articulacy in a Sentence

the impressive articulacy of the members of the debating society known as the Oxford Union
Recent Examples on the Web The results are astonishing, and Robin transforms from a struggling, depressive, and too often rageful child into a youth of prodigious wisdom and articulacy. Claire Messud, Harper's Magazine, 17 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of articulacy was in 1897

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“Articulacy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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