ar·​tic·​u·​la·​to·​ry är-ˈti-kyə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce articulatory (audio)
: of or relating to articulation

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The data support a link between articulatory motor programming and the appearance in consciousness of both voluntary and unwanted musical recollections. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 30 Apr. 2015

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Word History

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of articulatory was in 1790

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Cite this Entry

“Articulatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


ar·​tic·​u·​la·​to·​ry är-ˈtik-yə-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- How to pronounce articulatory (audio)
: of or relating to articulation
paralysis of the articulatory musclesJosephine Semmes
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