articulatory

adjective

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

Examples of articulatory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Experiment 1 shows that interfering with articulatory motor programming by chewing gum reduces both the number of voluntary and the number of involuntary-unwanted-musical thoughts. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 30 Apr. 2015 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

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The first known use of articulatory was in 1790

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“Articulatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/articulatory. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

articulatory

adjective
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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